Finally I was able to have a successful 1RM squat test after having to postpone it twice due to a nagging, and possibly chronic groin strain.
As you can see, the lift was kind of ugly, but it went up and locked out. (Thanks Derek, for the “titty slaps”)! Ok, let’s hear it. What do I need to do more of and better with this lift?
We just finished a four month training cycle using Chad Wesley Smith‘s Juggernaut Training Method (JTM) and decided it was time to do some 1RM lifts and see if the weights go up in the big lifts of bench press, full squat, overhead press and deadlift. (I’ll go more into my experiences with JTM soon, in another post).
For now though, after having tested two lifts I hadn’t maxed with in sometime, bench press and squat, I am happy with 10% improvements in those two, including hitting 300 in the the bench. Upcoming is the strict press where I hope to break 200 lbs and deadlift to 525 or more.