Today and tomorrow we are retesting our ONE REP MAXES with our Wendler lifts
BUT....KEEP IN MIND!
If your lifts do not increase, please don't despair!
5/3/1 is a program made to build raw and pure strength NOT necessarily increase the amount you can lift one time. If your squat goes from 225 x 6 to 225 x 9, you've gotten stronger.
Wendler himself even said, "5/3/1 is set up to allow you to break a variety of repetition records throughout the year. Notice that it's "rep records" and not "one-rep max." Most people live and die by their one-rep max. To me, this is foolish and short sighted."
So remember that this week as we retest! IF you increase your max, CONGRATS! You've grown more comfortable with the lifts, your form has improved, and you have gotten stronger....IF you don't you've still gotten all of those things too!
20 minutes to find your Strict Press 1 REP MAX
20 minutes to find your Deadlift 1 REP MAX