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2004/02/16 16:53:13 (permalink)
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1rm

ive been estamated at 264lbs for my 1rm based on a max set of 22lbs.

what i want to know is if i go for my 1rm today and get it how long should i leave it until i try and up it.

ie take a five min break then give it a shot
leave it till next week(try it only once each week)

any help bros
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    suggy3001
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    RE: 1rm 2004/02/16 17:02:22 (permalink)
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    well personally i reckon once about 4 weeks is the max you should try your max. i have no doubt you will struggle with the weight, especially if this is your first attempt at a big weight, as your stabiliser muscles will be all over the place. + those calculators are very rarely accurate and fail to take in the neurological aspect ie someone who has been doing 3x3 is more likely to hit their 1rm off it than someone who has been doing sets of 16. so if you DO get it I would leave it for 4 weeks min cos it means your training is working for you. if you dont get it carry on training, try again in 4 weeks, then reevaluate your regime. dont get obssesed with it, its a measure of progress not actual training.
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    RE: 1rm 2004/02/17 06:34:55 (permalink)
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    Like J5 said above max out at most, once a month. I personally never max out unless its 8 weeks before a big competition, and I mean big because I dont have to take my A game to regular ones. But what you suggested is fine for trying to improve it. Lift the weight and if you get it take a 3 minute break. Use that time to focus or get yourself pumped up, although its for resting. Increase the weight as you see fit, normally I know my limits and boundarys so I increase 5-10 lbs max. Where as you dont you might see a 10lbs - 15 lbs increase efficient for you.
    What Im trying to get across is on the day you do decide your going to max out an exercise, dont stop increasing the weight untill you can not anymore, dont wait to try again next week. Rest 3-5 minutes between tries and if you dont get a lift do not be scared to try again if you have a spotter, after you get your little rest in.

    -Cheers!
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    RE: 1rm 2004/02/17 14:20:01 (permalink)
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    cheers bros
    chaos ill give it a try then next monday.

    j5 the 22lbs was a type-o should have read 220lbs.

    thanks for the advice
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