Does anybody remember who did the article about how to best approach your 1rm. They had a certain number of warmup sets and %of max step ups. I have tried searching for it but i can't find anything about it. I thought it was Poliquin but i couldn't find it in his articles.
A link or at least the author would be greatly appreciated.
I would just make plate-quarter jumps til you get to about 80-85%, then start adding dimes. Unless youre maxing on squat or deads, then just use plates til you get to 315 or so. thats what works for me
I don't know why anyone would write an article about the "best" way to approach a 1RM. There is no one way to do it and no set percentages that fits all of us. I do think there is such a thing as "under-warming up and over-warming up". Your body has to get itself revved up enough but not overtaxed. You have to factor in age, experience, and where your expected max is going to be.
I think that this what you are looking for. I don't think it is the article that you are look for, but I am pretty sure it contains the information that you are looking for.
Enter gym.Get changed.Load bar with 10 pounds more than last week.Tell the squat rack curler - no you don't need a belt you're aren't lifting all that much.
Squat down.Scream.Grunt.Cough up blood.Fallover.Get a drink of water.Take off 10 pounds.
Squat down.Squat up.Smile at the squat rack curler.I'll make that lift next week...
According to Poliquin:
4 reps @40%, rest 10"4@40%, rest 10"3@60%, rest 30"2@75%, rest 1'1@80%, rest 2'1@85%, rest 2'1@90%, rest 3'1@95%, rest 4'1@100%
Thats what i was looking for. Thanks a bunch man.
I did DL's yesterday but i got squats tomarrow i will be sure to follow this. Lol squat rack curler. I even got my wife making fun of them now.
Workout gloves actually bother me as much as belts when it comes to over use. I wore a lift belt yesterday for the first time in probably a year. That was only because it was a DL max attempt. I also took gloves. Not fingerless gloves that people use when curling 35 lbs. Fingerless gloves are for sissies. I used leather work gloves because i was picking up heavy stuff off the ground and because i brusied the plam of my hand doing rack pulls last Friday.