View Full Version : What exercises do I need a max for

Jamie J. Skibicki
05-01-2008, 09:49 AM
I just finished up Starting Strength and I'm going to be starting Performance menu at the start of the next Macro cycle, which I think is coming up in a couple of weeks.

I know most of the lifts are based on 1 RM, and I was wondering if anyone had a list of excersizes that you need to know your 1 RM for at the start of the program.

Also, for some days, it says "medium weight", but no reps are listed. What reps range do you use, since a medium weight for 10 reps is light for 3.

Greg Everett
05-01-2008, 08:02 PM
Get 1RMs in the snatch, clean, clean & jerk, power snatch, power clean, back squat (oly), and front squat if you can.

There shouldn't be any exercises without reps or sets prescribed - otherwise, you're right, "medium" doesn't mean anything.

Jamie J. Skibicki
05-02-2008, 08:47 AM

THanks, those are the ones that I had on my list, but I didn't know if there where any others. As far as the medium weight question, form the Sat April 26th WOD

Power snatch + Snatch balance + mid-hang snatch - med weight x 4 sets
Power clean + Push jerk + jerk - med weight x 4 sets

I'm not sure how to read this. I would use a weight that made me feel like I was working, but didn't feel heavy and caused no break down in form. I'm not sure if thats the correct way to interpret the WOD.

Greg Everett
05-02-2008, 08:51 AM
Jamie -

That means 1 pwr snatch + 1 snatch bal + 1 mid-han sn x 4 sets.

And that's exactly what medium means.

Jamie J. Skibicki
05-02-2008, 09:07 AM
Rock on, I'm doing my maxes over the next couple of days, and I'm starting on Monday. Thanks Greg