Hello, just after some opinions on what I should attempt for a 1RM in a few days.
I have completed the first few microcycles of Smolov (just finished the 3 week loading) and will be testing new 1RM on Sunday night. Prior to this I’ve been on 5/3/1 so had a fairly good idea of what I would be lifting, but as the smallest set I’ve done on Smolov has been 3 (on the 10 sets of 3 days) and that was for 10 sets, I don’t know what’s realistic.
Calculated 1RM has been around 195-200kg for last week (4x9 @155kg, 5x7 @165kg, 7x5 @175kg, 10x3 @185kg) and I haven’t missed a lift, but all sets have been emotional!
I don’t want to go in too low and waste energy, likewise I don’t want to attempt too much and break myself.
I am thinking about warming up through 100, 140, 180 (doubles) and then trying 200, 210, 220.
Does this sound OK, or should I go in at 210/220 after the 180 warm up?
Thoughts would be appreciated. Cheers