Olympic Weightlifting Forums - Catalyst Athletics

Olympic Weightlifting Forums - Catalyst Athletics (http://www.catalystathletics.com/forum/index.php)
-   General Olympic Weightlifting (http://www.catalystathletics.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14)
-   -   Max For Day (http://www.catalystathletics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6598)

Chad Lammert 05-06-2012 01:46 PM

Max For Day
In general, when going for a max for the day, how many failed attempts are allotted for the max lift before dropping back like in the bulgarian program from the book? When training, is there a rule of thumb for how many attempts to make a lift before doubling back?

Greg Everett 05-06-2012 02:08 PM

General rule of thumb for me is 3 attempts. But you need to be smart about it.If you take two attempts and the second one almost kills you, move on. If you take 3 attempts and each one is better than the last one, keep going until you make it or that trend reverses.

Keith Miller 05-07-2012 09:58 AM

Chad, basically, what Greg said. I've made PR's after 5-6 attempts sometimes. I also have seen some guys take up to 10 attempts before making a PR, but I would not recommend that many. I usually take up to 3-4 attempts unless I know by the first 1-2 that it's just not going to happen.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.