I am trying an idea I got from Chad Aichs and alternating a max week with a speed week. This has been great for me and allowed me to recover better overall. On the max week, I only have to get psyched up for two main lifts (one upper and one lower) and on the speed weeks I can either take it easy or work up if I feel good. I also do recovery workouts (very easy) in between to speed recovery and strongman on the weekend.
Overall, I would say I max about 4 times a month. I am of the belief that you should always be working on setting PR’s. I don’t like to estimate where I’m at; just because the math works on paper doesn’t mean you’ll lift it at the meet. Plus, it gives me a great psychological boost.
Oh, and if you train solo, get a power rack with safety pins. I did this and it allowed me to max out safely for only a few hundred bucks. Worth every penny.[/quote]
ok so besides speed days and max days how many days do you do regular training so to speak, or do the max days count as training days? Last, when you max out 1 upper and 1 lower per week is it usually the same exercise or different varitions of a particular exercise?