looking in to running a Waterbury training regimen for a bit. I know there are those that don’t love Waterbury and those who do… But my question is in regards to starting weight and I hope you guys have some answers for me:
I haven’t tested my true 1RM, but I have been running a linear progression, which I know is coming to a halt soon. As of last session, I managed 242.5 x 8 on bench. I’ll focus on bench for the question, as the same principle will cover other main lifts…
My projected 1RM, using a calc (which I realize isn’t always accurate) is about 310. I figure I could cut ten pounds off and I’m somewhere in the ball park of my 1RM. The program calls for 80% of 1RM… That’s 240… 10x3 I could probably pull off which is first week… 10x4… Maybe… 10x5… Ya… I’m not sure. I’m not saying I can’t… Just looks pretty difficult.
Would I be better off starting with a training max at about 290? Or just give it a roll with a 300 TM and bust my ass to hit that 10x5?