Author Topic: What do you see on the platform?  (Read 451 times)

Offline tooth

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 429
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: ???
What do you see on the platform?
« on: December 12, 2016, 07:36:20 AM »
So, what do you see when your up on the platform?  I see nothing.  I'm totally aware of my surroundings, but I literally see nothing.  It's like the view in front of me is a blind spot.  I can see everything, but don't remember what the hell I was looking at during the lifts.  If I didn't have videos of my lifts I'd swear my eyes rolled back in my head when I was up there. 


So what do you see?
420/285/450 181 Masters I
515/335/550 198 Masters I

Online Bando

  • Global Moderator
  • Elite Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 19960
  • Registered User
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 178
Re: What do you see on the platform?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 08:02:24 AM »
Rheta or Gene usually.
cash me on the platform, how bow dah?

"Everyday you rest I get stronger"
-Krohdaddi
https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=129376541&p=584228943&viewfull=1#post584228943

Online FLEX

  • Administrator
  • Elite Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 19310
  • B. M. O. C.
  • Height: 5' 10.5"
  • Weight: 270+
Re: What do you see on the platform?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2016, 08:23:18 AM »
Rheta or Gene usually.

LOL

Sometimes I blank right out.

My first ever squat on the platform Alex said to me after "How many people will holding up cameras?"  I had no clue.
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

Join the Ranks!  http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/yearly-rankings

Online LisaSkinnoble

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 4218
  • Mr Flexy's Happy Protégé
  • Height: 5'6"
Re: What do you see on the platform?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2016, 08:24:21 AM »
The judge.  I sometimes close my eyes, but if they're open, I don't think I take my eyes off the judge.  Except for bench. lol.
Last meet lifts:  235/130/255

"You know, there's nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women." — Ginger Rogers

“Don’t go bacon my heart! I couldn’t if I fried…”

Online FLEX

  • Administrator
  • Elite Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 19310
  • B. M. O. C.
  • Height: 5' 10.5"
  • Weight: 270+
Re: What do you see on the platform?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2016, 09:09:03 AM »
  Except for bench. lol.

You close your eyes a lot while you bench.  LOL.
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

Join the Ranks!  http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/yearly-rankings

Offline tooth

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 429
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: ???
Re: What do you see on the platform?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2016, 09:44:24 AM »
  Except for bench. lol.

You close your eyes a lot while you bench.  LOL.

I'm really biting my tongue here.  I'm just not gonna go there. 
420/285/450 181 Masters I
515/335/550 198 Masters I

Offline AlexanderOmand

  • Site Champion
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2954
  • Built Like Keg
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: Gaining....
Re: What do you see on the platform?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2016, 10:00:37 AM »
It's not that I don't see anything, it's that I remember nothing of the movement.  I try hard to recall it, but it's like everything is working but the recording button.

And it's not once or twice this has happened.  Every Meet, every lift.  Complete blank.

I honestly think it's due to your mind being completely focused on the weight you're holding and the cues you need to hit.  It's why I have people practice, over and over, Depth and cues.  So that when your mind shuts off, your body still knows the motion.
Do not fear The Iron, for it does not care.
The Iron is Resolute in Purpose, Steadfast in Intent, Unwavering in Desire, and Immovable in Stature.
Unless acted upon by a Superior Force.
Squat: 545; Bench: 350; Deadlift: 610; Total: 1490

Online Get-n-fit

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 4382
  • HEAVY WEIGHT IS A BITCH, MAKE IT YOURS!!
Re: What do you see on the platform?
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2016, 02:20:34 PM »
Not a dam thing, I'm so focused on performing the lift I go blank vision wise.
Lift light, until you can lift right
Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat

Offline Trev71

  • Junior Member
  • **
  • Posts: 860
  • This space intentionally left blank
    • YouTube
  • Height: 5'10.5"
  • Weight: 230
Re: What do you see on the platform?
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2016, 10:36:20 PM »
I honestly blank out or something...

I mean, you zone out..

-- You see the judge for squats, until he says squat, then...  you squat
-- You get under the bar for bench, and just hear the commands clear as day no matter how loud the crowd is...
-- You walk out and see the arm up...  yank... wait for the arm to fall..

I never see cameras or flashes.. in my videos you can hear my wife yelling.. crowd yelling.. I don't hear a god damn thing.. its a blur.. it's adrenaline focus.

Kind of wish work was like that somedays...  hah.


Offline Dave

  • Junior Member
  • **
  • Posts: 698
  • Height: 5'9
  • Weight: 187
Re: What do you see on the platform?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2016, 12:25:49 PM »
I've been wondering this a lot lately.  I went to watch my first meet a couple of months ago with John and he said the same thing, focus will be on the judge and nothing more.  All the lifters seemed so dialed in.  Really starting to look forward to this.
☻/
/▌ Sm2sm crew (---Squat Moar to Squat Moar---)
/ \

Spring supremacy 2017 - 275, 235, 430 - 940 total

Online Andrew

  • Junior Member
  • **
  • Posts: 847
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 217
Re: What do you see on the platform?
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2016, 02:02:23 AM »
I remember hearing the squat commands but no vision memory at all. For deads I remember hearing the crowd cheering on my last lift when I struggled a bit but I don't remember seeing anything. What a trip
☻/
/▌ Sm2sm crew (---Squat Moar to Squat Moar---)
/ \
Gains weight on diet