Originally posted by Got Boost?
If you did all of that first and still got 235 up twice that's not your max. I would guess more along the lines of 245-255 for a ORM if you just did a light warm-up and went straight for the ORM.
Good progress, keep it up.
I was probably misinformed, but I thought 3 sets of 10 of a very light weight was a proper warm up before maxing out. I did a 4th set of 10 with 165lbs just to make sure my warm up wasn't to light and then went for the max. What would you recommend as a warm up before maxing out? I'll probably try and max my squat and deadlift this weak also just to get starting points. Any advice on how to pick a starting point for a max? I don't squat much, so I don't want to just throw a couple 45's on each side and go for it, but I don't want to wear myself out trying to work up to my max either... Guess it's just trial and error.
I did find this AMAZING
workout called "The Bear" - it was created and used by some football coach and it kicked my butt. It's pretty much a superset that goes from a deadhang, to a powerclean, to a front squat, up to a clean push, then let down the bar onto your shoulders and do a back squat, drive it back up to a clean push, then return it to the starting position. Do 4 sets of 6 with 70% of your max clean push and you'll definately be feeling it. I just did it with the bar to try and work on my form and make sure I could go through all the movements properly and slowly and by the 4th set I was feeling it. I found it in Men's Health and saved the article in my Workout Notebook, so if you have any questions I can try and answer em.
I have noticed that i'm CONSTANTLY hungry. I'm not sure if it's from my metabolism shooting through the roof or maybe I've taken the 6 small
meals a day thing to an extreme, have had a hard time counting calories so I just try and hit 180g of protein, but so far today, I had a granola bar at 5:30am, a Chicken & Egg biscuit from ChickFilA @ 7am, had a sausage, egg, and ham burito at 9am and a ham, egg, cheese and wheat toast sandwhich at 10:20am. Everytime I ate because I was hungry
not because of a craving which is my usual reason for eating, that or i think it's "time" Yet here it is, 11am and I'm already starting to feel hungry again. Probably going to have to split up my protein between home and work and keep a shaker at each place and start drinking a couple shakes here at work b/c I seriously don't think I can keep affording to eat this much...