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Old 10-20-2014, 09:19 AM   #1
Kyle Hougendobler
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Finding Back Squat Max

Hey everyone!

Tomorrow we have our gym finding a 1RM Back squat. I have seen and read different ways to go about this. Does anyone have any kind of template that has helped you or your athletes going about this? The situation I have run into in the past where people get to a point where their next weight is either old 1RM or go for a new one. Usually the deal is when they go for the new one they have to big a jump. Example, a couple months ago I was going about mine. My old max was 335. I was going through my sets and long story short got to 1 x 315. I was like welllllll going to 325 makes sense, hit 315 so easy. Going to 335 is my old one but what if I do it and its hard, its going to mess with my head ya know. I went from 315 to 340, to me that's a big jump. I hit that and worked to 355. That's the same scenario I've had some of my athletes fall into. Like I said any info would be awesome. Thanks everyone
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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Re: Finding Back Squat Max

There was a thread on this a couple months back, some of the responses in there might be of some help

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=87348 (wfs)
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:02 PM   #3
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Re: Finding Back Squat Max

Thanks Luke(friend)
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:59 AM   #4
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Re: Finding Back Squat Max

When I back squatted 190kg, I went 70x1, 120x1, 150x1, 170x1, 190x1. It was my 2nd training session that day, and I back squatted 170 in the morning.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:00 AM   #5
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Re: Finding Back Squat Max

This seems like a fairly solid guide.

http://www.t-nation.com/training/how...-a-one-rep-max

Used it last week and hit a 25 pound PR on my back squat. I like that it's pretty easily adaptable for different maxes going in.
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:44 PM   #6
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Re: Finding Back Squat Max

Awesome! Thanks Kevin
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