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Matthew Fried
02-06-2011, 08:14 AM
Could someone please clarify "max for day; 80% of that in a 2 x 2"

Example: (http://www.cathletics.com/daily/daily.php?dailyID=1255)
Clean from blocks or mid-hang - 65% x 2 x 6
Clean pull - 90% (of clean) x 4 x 5
Snatch balance - max for day; 80% of that x 2 x 2

Does that mean I work up to a 1RM Snatch Balance, and then go 80% of that for the 2x2?

Thanks very much!

Brian DeGennaro
02-06-2011, 08:35 AM
Yes that is exactly what it means.

Matthew Fried
02-06-2011, 10:28 AM
Thx Brian. BTW I sent u an email about a 1-2 weeks ago thru the forum, not sure if you got it? possibly went to spam?

Arien Malec
02-06-2011, 10:35 AM
Just note that 1RM isn't a lifetime max, or even a training max. It's the max that you can hit that day. Could be a 1RM PR, could be well under that.

Brian DeGennaro
02-06-2011, 11:24 AM

I don't have any email through the forum from you or anyone else. Try me at bjdegennaro@gmail.com

Pete Gordon
02-07-2011, 07:06 AM
Yes that is exactly what it means.

You took the words right out of my mouth.
The concept of doing the biggest 'daily' max is an interesting one. It may be 5% higher than your last snatch balance. It could be 5% lower. Being a 'daily' max, see what you can muster up. If it's 90kg, then go onto do 72.5 x 2R x 2.

Eye of the tiger!!

Cain Morano
02-26-2011, 04:02 PM
Hey Matt,

One description of a daily max is your max effort for the day without causing emotional stress (today) or recovery issues in the future. It means you need to be tuned into yourself enough to know that you can put up a certain amount of weight that won't destroy your recovery for the next three days but certainly acts as a positive stressor, a fun challenge, for your lifting today.

If the prescribed workout is 5 sets of singles, I wouldn't try for my competition 1RM and then attempt it 4 more times. Not happening, not because I wouldn't want it to happen but physically the bar is not going to move. Even if the prescribed weight is 'find daily max then take 80% of that', still don't shoot for that competition 1RM because 1) your 80% of that is still ridiculously heavy and 2) you have to recover from the researching of that 1RM and then do the prescribed sets.

Matthew Fried
02-27-2011, 08:09 PM
Thanks Cain & all who replied

Yeah I agree. This is my first go-round with C.A. cycles & I have found the need for an extra rest day here or there for recovery from soreness & strains.

Greg seems to RX the ["max for day" then 80% of that (or similar)] for the snatch balance, which for me is also an area of weakness. If I don't feel like I can hit 80% of my max in a 2x3 after working up, I back off a bit & focus on the technique with a few LBS less.