In various discussions and programs, people talk about a "training max" or "gym max". Supposedly it's different (slightly less) than a "competition max" that you do in a meet. For me, there's no difference. I did this 300 lb lift last week in the gym, and 305 lb lift at the TSC on Saturday. The 305 felt exactly 5 lb heavier/harder than the 300 lb... In other words, it seemed to me that my strength and ability on both days was exactly the same, I just attempted a slightly different number. On both days, I could do 305 and possibly could have done 310 if I had tried with optimal lifting and rest prior... but 315 and 320 was out of reach on both days. I've always felt (and experienced) that either I can lift a weight, or I can't. The setting makes no difference. What am I missing? What would you say is the difference between "training max" and "competition max"?