I'm a little confused about max effort days in the Westside template. I know it's pretty ****ing straight-forward.. Should I be testing my max or just working damn close to it?
Last night I worked up to 275lbs bench press and did 4 singles with it. I think I would have been good for a single at 285-290.
Should I be trying for that single at 285-290 then stripping a few pounds after to do some sets? I know I'm not supposed to be just 'testing' my max, but I don't know exactly what I should be doing either I guess my question is, where is the balance between testing a max and actually getting some work done?