Well guys & girls, brothers & sisters, I thought I would let ya’ll know that I just did my very first actual 1RM squat.
I wasn’t sure how to warm up properly, so after a bit of surfing around here & a few other sites, it hit me that it’s a really personal thing, there’s no ‘magic formula’. I knew there wouldn’t be, but, yeah i wanted to find a ‘reputable’ one anyway.
So I warmed up, working my way up from 25% to 90%, going from 5 reps to singles. As I got closer to my target, i took longer rest breaks.
When I did my previous 1RM, I thought ‘well, that was pretty easy’…so I put a bit more weight on the bar, took a few minutes rest…and manged to get a 110kg squat done!
My previous 1RM, from a calculator was 90kg, so, within the last month, from doing a ‘progressive movement training’ method that I found here on T-Nation, where you slowly increase the ROM, I added 10kg onto my squat. Not bad for a small unit (72kg).
Anyway, that’s my news for the day!!!