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Thread: How to work up to 5RM

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    This is probably a silly question, but the goals I've posted in my sig are 5rm worked out from a calculator using 1rm strength standards.

    Since I'm on a 5x5 program I never actually do 1x5 apart from Dead Lifts.....So I was tempted next gym to see where my current 5RM is....How would I go about loading this? Do I just keep increasing weight until I can't do more than 5 reps? But then I'm assuming fatigue due to rep number might kick instead of strength failure.

    Or is there a way I can translate my current 5x5 numbers into a 1x5.
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    There's various calculators online, take a google. What are your current lifts compared to your goals?
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    I'll have a look then, but ideally I'd like to actually lift to find out my 5RM.

    Currently my lifts at:
    Squat 65Kg 5x5
    Bench 42.5 5x5
    Dead Lift 100 1x5
    OHP 35 5x5
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    I wouldn't bother tbh. You seen a physio yet? Testing rep maxes so near to an injury is probably not wise and it really doesn't matter right now anyway.
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    Okay put simply... If you follow the program and that's your current lifts you'll hit them with months spare. You're at an early stage still and will hit those numbers without a problem. Like the squat if you don't fail goes up 7.5kg a week, so you could hit that in just under 3 weeks!

    Keep to the program and don't deviate.
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    Not yet, was waiting for an email back but haven't had one, so I'll just ring up and book an appointment.

    Also had a look at some mobility and flexibility programs as well so I'm going to start with them and hopefully that might solve some problems. I think a lot of my problems come from being very inflexible after years of doing sod all exercise.

    If all goes well and I do hit those goals with months to spare then I'll be very happy. The goals I took these are off are the Novice Level strength standard of someone weighing 82Kg (my goal weight my may and i"m currently at about 90Kg), I chose novice because it's someone who has been training for up to about 9 months and come may I will have been training for 7 months.
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