I’m currently deployed and planned to try and join the 1000 Lb club while I was over here. Well, After 5 months, my warm-up sets total over 1000 lbs, so I figure it’s time to shoot higher.
In 3 weeks I’m attempting to establish a 1,200 Lb Club at my base. What order should I lift in to maximize my potential strength? I’m thinking Deadlift first, followed by Bench, and then Squat.
I figure the Dead is the heaviest tax on my CNS and may fatigue my quads a little bit. It’s also my best lift, so I want to maximize my numbers there. I really need to hit 450. Bench is a nice breather between the two heavy lifts (shooting for 325), and I can finish with the Squat when my legs are as fresh as they’re gonna get so I can hit a 425.
I’ve never truly tested a 1RM on any lift before. I’m currently following a 5/3/1 program, and my last week (heaviest weights I’ve ever lifted) were 370x6 (Squat), 390x5 (Dead), and 280x8 (Bench). I think I can get there.