When doing a 1 rep max should you be greedy or conservative?
Case in point… This morning I went for a new 1 rep max on my wide grip bench. my old is from last December… 325x1. Today i wanted 345 and so i did my warm ups then 295x1, 325x1 and then i couldn’t decide… should i do 335x1 and possibly run out of energy before the 345? or should i just go balls to the wall and do 345?
i decided to go for 345. i missed. needed a light spot about 2" off my chest. Here’s where the problem comes into play…
i wasted a LOT of energy on the 345 that when i went back down to 335 i missed it too. Now i have NO NEW 1 REP MAX at all. i have nothing!!!
So, When doing a 1 rep max should you be greedy or conservative?