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Old 07-07-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
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Some new records

Had crossfit total today. Third time ever. Have now gone from an 80 kg back squat to 130, 50 kg strict press to 60, 100 kg dead lift to 155, all in under 6 months. Pretty happy to say the least
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:50 AM   #2
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You do total pretty frequently?!

Pretty monstrous improvement though, not far away from the 1000lbs club!
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:13 AM   #3
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My first one way one of my first wods and we have done it twice since then, so yea I guess pretty frequently
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:02 AM   #4
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Crossfit total again......325.5 kg tonight, another pb
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:31 AM   #5
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bloody excellent mate - well done
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:00 AM   #6
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Great job! Good to see constant improvements! However, as the total is just a test of total strength, I would advise doing it no more often than once every 6 months at least. If you are curious about your approx. total, take your most recent 5RM or 3RM, and find your 1RM with a calculator (or if your 1RM is most recent, use that), and just add up your most recent achievments in your lifts.

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Great job! Good to see constant improvements! However, as the total is just a test of total strength, I would advise doing it no more often than once every 6 months at least. If you are curious about your approx. total, take your most recent 5RM or 3RM, and find your 1RM with a calculator (or if your 1RM is most recent, use that), and just add up your most recent achievments in your lifts.

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1RM calculators are inaccurate. There is only one reliable way to test a 1RM.
Understandable, but I personally feel that 1RM's are more of an ego thing. Sure, maybe once a year I'll do a total to see where I'm at, but won't you get better strength gains by doing 5's and 3's and just using a calculator to get a general sense of where you are at?
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Understandable, but I personally feel that 1RM's are more of an ego thing. Sure, maybe once a year I'll do a total to see where I'm at, but won't you get better strength gains by doing 5's and 3's and just using a calculator to get a general sense of where you are at?
Um, take a look at Westside who max twice a week.

Or any of the top weightlifters who maxed 6 days a week.

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Old 09-07-2011, 05:14 PM   #10
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Understandable, but I personally feel that 1RM's are more of an ego thing. Sure, maybe once a year I'll do a total to see where I'm at, but won't you get better strength gains by doing 5's and 3's and just using a calculator to get a general sense of where you are at?
Seriously?
No offense, but how much experience do you have with tracking your (or other people's) progress on strength gains when doing lifts at 5s 3s and singles?

Even when I was doing purely CF, my box programmed 1RM lifts way more frequently than 1x per year.
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