Track Your Max

Track Your Max

Do you know your numbers?

Life is crazy. We are constantly making decisions from the time we wake to when we go to sleep. Have you ever thought about how many choices you make in one day? I bet you would be surprised. So you walk into CPM and see 1 RM Back Squat on the board for Part A.

Do you have any idea where to start? πŸ€”
Do you know your goal? πŸ€”πŸ€”

No? Well, start tracking your numbers. It only takes a minute after class and will not only help you get better but make your life easier!

Here’s a good starter list:
β˜› Back Squat – 1RM, 3RM, 5RM
β˜› Front Squat – 1RM, 3RM, 5RM
β˜› Overhead Squat – 1RM, 3RM, 5RM
β˜› Clean & Jerk – 1RM
β˜› Clean – 1RM
β˜› Power Clean – 1RM, 2RM
β˜› Hang Clean – 1RM, 2RM
β˜› Snatch – 1RM
β˜› Power Snatch – 1RM, 2RM
β˜› Hang Snatch – 1RM, 2RM
β˜› Deadlift – 1RM, 3RM, 5RM
β˜› Strict Press – 1RM, 3RM, 5RM
β˜› Push Press – 1RM, 3RM, 5RM
β˜› Push Jerk – 1RM
β˜› Split Jerk – 1RM

Now make a graph. Know any of the numbers? Great! Fill them in. βœ“ Otherwise, let’s start working on it. Next time you perform one of these lifts, mark it on your sheet along with a date next to the number.

Why not a 5RM Split Jerk? 3 and 5 reps make more sense in some lifts than others. The split jerk is typically used on a heavy heavy press and it’s a lot of recovery for one lift. 1 rep is where it’s at with the split jerk. My favorite number to track? Clean & Jerk. What is the most weight can you get from the ground to overhead? Clean & Jerk to find out!

Once you get your lifts set you can do this…

Happy Lifting!

Workout of the Day:

Part A:
Tic Tac Toe

Part B:
4 Rounds, 5 minutes each

400m Run/Row
30 KB Swings
20 Push-Ups
Max Doubles 

*Rest 1 minute between rounds