I recently tested my actual 1RM values and found they they fell significantly short of what was predicted by the estimates.
My short term goal is to get my main 3 lifts up to the 1000 lb mark. Since my estimated max values hit about 1040 at the end of this cycle, I thought I’d take the chance during my deload to test my actual 1RM values. While I’ve definitely gotten stronger, the increases in my estimated max numbers were much higher than the actuals.
Is this normal? I guess it makes sense that I would see more improvement in the rep range that I was actually working, but I sort of expected to see more carry-over into the true 1RM numbers. No plans to change course, but does this raise any red flags?
I’ve been doing mostly BBB for assistance work, but I also go to Crossfit 3x / week (i know, but i like it), so some weeks I just do the main lifts and use CrossFit as my accessory work.