Finding maximum weight - beginner's question.

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by re5er, May 9, 2011.

  1. re5er

    re5er New Member


    I am just about to start my first HST routine so need to find my max weights for the rep ranges. I guess I'm going to have to do at least one workout at maximum load in order to work out what weights to select. Doesn't that have an effect on the concept of progressive load as I actually have to start at the max weight per exercise and then drop to lighter weights and work back up? Or, is it better to make an educated guess at the 15/10/5 rep max so as to avoid the initial intense workout?

  2. DeMello

    DeMello New Member

    im also new to HST but i believe the best advice is to find your 15RM numbers like today, then your 10RM numbers wed, and your 5s on friday...then take 9-14 days off and then start your cycle
  3. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Exactly. Find your maxes before you SD, not after. Plan out your cycle, then SD for at least 9 days before beginning the cycle.
  4. re5er

    re5er New Member

    Many thanks both of you, that clears it up.

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