How to tell if a combo actually comboed or not and meaties in street fighter 5 and in general

so im trying to meatie on wake up in training mode and i did one but i did not get all the full hits i cr lp into cr mp with cammy
but i did get 2 hit combo pop up from the indicator indicating that i did a 2 hit combo.

what does this mean

Try setting the dummy in training mode to block after the first attack. It the hits connect you will see the hit counter pop up (2 hit combo, etc). If the timing or spacing is off you will know instantly.

what is it with this guy and meaties