Most of you know by now that we have started a Strength Training program. For the next few weeks to months we will be using Wendler 5/3/1 for our strength sessions. This is a great program that will make you stronger over time! 1 cycle of Wendler is 4 weeks long. It is important to start with a training max for each of your lifts (Training Max is just 90% of your 1 rep max). Using a training max for this first cycle is crucial. We want to make sure that we are able to complete all the reps without failure in this first cycle. Then after 4 weeks, we will add to our Training max (10lbs total for lower body, 5lbs total for upper body).
Our goal is to see progression in weight over time. In theory, by the time we are in the last cycle you should be working with a Training Max that is 20lbs over your max!