Originally Posted by jwood
A 1RM is the most weight that you can possibly get, you should keep very close track of these weights. A lot of doing singles is by feel, which is why it is for intermediates to advanced lifters.
I would figure out what your current 1RM is, and then in the next work out do 90% of that max and then go for a new max, which will have to be by feel. There is no reason to work up to your current max and then put more weight on, you will wear yourself out before you go for a new record. I made this mistake for a while.
AC gave you some great information here, I would agree that since you are a beginner you need more volume, but think of each as a one rep set, complete the weight and reset and hopefully you can keep your form. Keep working man, I hope this helps. Just my opinion.
yeah dude, i know what a 1rm is, i just wasnt sure if you do your 1rm every time or what...
so you would do 90% of your 1rm, and then what?
sorry for having no clue about this.