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Old 06-07-2011, 06:43 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
I've never tried for a 1 rep all out max effort before.

So, how would you go about doing that? Pyramid up? If so, at what weight would you start after warming up, 70%, 80% for how many reps? Or just have at it and keep hitting singles until you burst? 5 min rest in between?

How would you prepare for it? Just do it like a contest all three in one day over a few hours, and see what happens, or maybe space out max efforts once a week for each lift?

This has me curious. I want to join this club sometime soon, and I'm sure I will, but I also wonder if I should be finding my baseline 1 rep max for the big three so that I know how my training is going, what is working, not working, etc.
Hi Mike,

I wrote this article a while back that provides some general guidelines.

How To Test Your Bench Press One Rep Max - Primal Lifter
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