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slydeflex
08-19-2005, 12:00 PM
Hi, I wanted to know what the break down of attempts should be in max effort lifts. I read one of the elitefts articles by Jim Wendler where he stated that you needed to add less weight per set of attempts to get enough volume. Could some one give me an example for lets say 275 what would the attempts look like. My idea is that it should be the following

2x5@45
2x5@90
1x3@135
1x3@155
1x3@185
1x3@205
1x3@225
etc up to a three rep max at 275. Is this the correct way to go about getting enough volume for the max effort lifts?

PowerManDL
08-19-2005, 12:33 PM
If you can hit 275 I'm not sure I'd bother with more than one set below 135, just for practicalities of plate loading...but that's me, you can do it if you want.

Other than that, I'd do something like this:

135x5-8
205x3
225x3
235x3
245x1
255x1
265x1
275x1

Then do any backoff work you might need/want.

But that gives you 4 lifts in the 90%+ range, 6 in the 80-90% range, which is about optimal.

slydeflex
08-19-2005, 01:30 PM
If you can hit 275 I'm not sure I'd bother with more than one set below 135, just for practicalities of plate loading...but that's me, you can do it if you want.

Other than that, I'd do something like this:

135x5-8
205x3
225x3
235x3
245x1
255x1
265x1
275x1

Then do any backoff work you might need/want.

But that gives you 4 lifts in the 90%+ range, 6 in the 80-90% range, which is about optimal.
what would the backoff work look like?

Sensei
08-19-2005, 01:39 PM
I guess I'm not up on the latest WS info... Is volume of the main ME exercise a consideration? Are they suggesting back-off sets now? I thought the volume would come from the supplementals/auxiliaries...

PowerManDL
08-19-2005, 02:54 PM
As usual w/ Westside, it varies a lot.

Touch me (http://www.elitefts.com/documents/max_effort_waves.htm)