The final days leading into competition are a large component of how well an athlete does on the platform. Two days out the lifter should have their last workout. This should consist of an extensive warm-up and mobility session to ensure that there is full range of motion and that positions are not restricted. The workout should be power variations of the lifts for newer athletes to give an extended break to the legs to provide adequate time to recover before competition day. Intermediate and advanced athletes can work singles up to their opening lift to acclimate to the weights that will be lifted the day of. The day before competition should be a rest day. Mobility work and stretching can still be done, but there should be no tax on the body or the central nervous system. If the athlete is cutting weight this will be the last day to dial in caloric intake low enough to sustain the weight needed, but high enough as to not weaken performance. 8-10 hours of sleep are recommended on both nights if that is not already the normal sleep schedule. Paying this extra attention to recovery on the final days will pay big dividends on the competition stage.