I assume this is the same reason guys like Ilya Ilin (94k weightlifter,)who has some Turk/Bulgarian influence to his training, was purportedly lifting close to world record levels in the Beijing training hall very close to competition time. You have to keep that stimulus in there…..?
Bud Charniga notes in his report of the Beijing games that almost all of the medalists lifted close to their competition weights just days before they were to lift. It looks like many worked up to their first attempts plus some moderate weight squats. He notes many who didn’t, i.e. the Russians as a group, did not have the results of the other countries.
https://www.sportivnypress.com/English/frames.html – go to Report of the 2008 Olympics part 1.
If you check out some of the training hall tapes from IronMind, it’s actually not too uncommon to see what would be world record attempts (if performed in a competition) in the days before the major competition of the season coming from the Bulgarians, Turks and Greeks.