We are starting a new strength cycle — the Push Press! Monday we will establish our 1 Rep Max and we will work over the next several weeks to increase our overhead strength with this movement.
Why do we test a 1 Rep Max for our lifts? It is a very important procedure as it helps to determine specific load settings for any given training routine. It also enables you to determine the efficiency of your training and assess the progress you have made. If done correctly, 1RM testing is one of the safest, most accurate, strength testing procedures available.
Plus, its fun to ring the bell when you smash that PR!