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Old 11-23-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
John Filippini
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Default Determining weight for Presses

I've noticed that while there are percentages used for Press and Push Press, there's pretty much never a "heavy single" or "max" for those exercises. Is this just because they are smaller weights and tend to not go up as fast, or am I missing something?
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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John -

Because most people who follow this WOD do it only for a couple months, I assume they have an established 1RM for those exercises, and that they won't change significantly in that short time (at least enough to really affect the training). I also assume that people are more often going to be estimating 1RMs on those exercises, so the %s are more an approximation than a prescription. Definitely feel free to test your 1RM on those occasionally.
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