How often should one attempt max effort lifts?

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  1. Brampton_Boy

    Brampton_Boy Douchey Mc Douche

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    I have developed the rather unhealthy habit of working with my 1rm every workout, which has proved rather telling on my joints . While progress has been steady, I was hoping if anyone could point me in the direction of a periodization program that shows me when/how to lead up to a max lift.

    Furthermore, is there anything that discusses how far apart to seperate max effort lifts? (i.e. I reckon I couldn't max out on deadlift and squat in the same week etc)

    Any help/advice would be sincerely appreciated.
     
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    http://asp.elitefts.com/qa/default.asp?qid=54819&tid=78

    Sheiko programs are designed for powerlifters. I think the Sheiko 29 followed by the 32 is designed for a competition. In other words max lifting.


    Normally you would wanna max after your done with a program or whenever you set your benchmark.
     
  3. Klotz

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    Anywhere from every two weeks to every three months.
     
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    statisticool Banned Banned

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    IMO never, for safety reasons. That's just my opinion, not recommending it for others.
     
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  6. statisticool

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    I'm concerned about the OP's joints, as he mentioned in his post.

    But I'm all ears for reading others opinions on it. Maybe I could learn something and incorporate it into my workouts.
     
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    fennway4414 Brown Belt

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    Go look at the first 45 pages of your log, then we'll talk. Until, I breathe in and then breathe out.
     
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    ThinkGreen Der √úbermensch

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    How often should you do ME lifts? Or how often should you test your 1rm?
     
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    If you are going to test your 1RM, you should do it on the smith machine to protect your joints.
     
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    Well, we did attempt talking, err, I did at least. On page 9 of my log you demonstrated you weren't interested in talking to me.
     
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    ^^ true story
     
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    No, you forced me in to submission by wanting to make me bash my head in to a wall.
     
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    I don't use a set day. If I feel up to it then let the battle begin. Instinctual training.
     
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    When your feeling froggy, or planned at the end of a block of concentrated loaded.
     
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    There are several schools of thought on how to approach a max. Poliquin has a method, Coan's has a method and there are several posted on here in random places.

    Find what works for you.
     

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