I finished up the Coan Phillipi deadlift program a month ago and had been looking for something new to do. I decided to purchase Eric Cressey’s book Maximum Strength. Yesterday was Packing Day for me. I hope to begin Phase I next week. We’ll see if Thanksgiving forces me to delay or not. Here are my test results.
weight 173.4 lbs
Broad jump - n/a. No place in the gym to do this. I’ll try to test this at home soon.
EDIT: Tested 12/1 after workout and got 91". Not bad, but not great. However, I had tested my broad jump about a year ago and only gotten 78". This is a huge improvement. I’d like to hit 100"+ when this is done.
Deadlift - n/a. I finished up Coan w/ a max of 415, so I decided to use this number and not retest.
12" box squat - 275. I’ve been doing these on off days during Coan, so I’ve gotten a little experience on them. I did 45x8,135x5,225x3,265x1,275x1.
bench - 215. Ugh. On 3/10 I set my PR of 230. I’m a little disappointed by this, but not surprised. I went 45x8,95x5,135x5,185x3,205x1,215x1,225F. I took handoffs on all singles. 1 guy did the 1st two and did them great.
He then moved on to finish his workout (can’t say I blame him) and I had to borrow someone else. This guy lifted the bar but didn’t push it out over my chest.
After trying and failing to move it out on my own I asked him to do so and he did. By then it was over. I went down and never came back up. I couldn’t budge it off my chest. I guess I’ll use 215 as my max for the program.
3 rep chins - BW+30. I did fairly well on these. I went 0x3,10x3,20x3,30x3,40x2,35x2. My hamstring cramped up on me when I first attempted +10 so I had to abort. I retried a couple minutes later after massaging my thigh and got it.
I think I might have gotten 35x3 if I’d tried it instead of 40. If I can’t begin phase 1 next week, I’ll retest this to see if I can do 35x3. Otherwise I’ll use 30x3 as my max.