We took a little hiatus while our kitchen was under construction but we’re back at it supporting some well seasoned athletes @crossfit_exclamation. The best way to start the day is with a one rep max thruster. #crossfit#onerepmax#cfewellseasoned
"That's just not a rep is it"
I feel like I missed this one rep max attempt of 120kg by a whisker when looking back at the video. Depth didn't feel great but sometimes you can't keep improving without a few set backs. The video shows I'm comfortable with the weight but psychologically I don't get my mind in to the place where I'm certain I'll lift it.
What's the hardest thing you find when lifting?
Lots of love Will ❤️
One thing I hate seeing on social media is when people lift their max and caption it "it's a little sloppy but it's a one rep max so that's ok". I see it a lot.
If you are lifting a heavy weight there is absolutely no benefit in lifting it with poor form. A sloppy one rep max does more harm to your body than good. Whatever weight you are lifting, form is always number 1.
I made a goal for myself in December 2017 to reach 240 pounds with my deadlift one repetition max. I hit 225 pounds in August. Today I deadlifted 245 pounds, exceeding my goal. But more important than that, I'm pleased to see that my form has improved with the lift and I can maintain a braced core without a lifting belt.
This is 8 months postpartum with a 3 finger diastasis recti recovering from a 7 finger diastasis recti in 2013.
Today is gonna be a busy day but that don’t mean I’m slacking on my nutrition! Today’s breakfast
3 fish oil capsules
11 large egg whites
Pumpkin spice oatmeal made with Level 1
And some apple juice in my greens.
⚠️ Language Warning ⚠️ 1RM Testing with the team from @cruxtraining in Fitness First Toowong.
Deadlift - 140kg
Bench (not shown) - 105kg
Squat - 132.5kg
Stoked to have hit these numbers after only 9 weeks back into training. Can’t wait to retest after the last 4 weeks are done!
-A good preparation for a one rep max is crucial. Prepare your body with a general warm up. I like to do 5-10 minutes of a jog or hitting the punching bag. -This percentage/rep chart will get you ready for your test of maximum strength (one-rep max) with minimal risk of overshooting and being too tired by the time you get to the moment of truth.
235 pound deadlift. The first time I picked this up I forgot to take off the two 25 pound plates (I was working in with my bf). My 1RM on a barbell is 225 and I haven’t hit that in over a year. Although I found the hex-bar less challenging than a barbell, it felt so good to lift something heavy again and it’s inspired me to increase my goals! Sometimes you just have to get out of your head and DO IT. What a happy mistake 😂