Strength: Press 5X5 – Work up to a 5RM. Â Again do not fail.
This will be the same basic format you started yesterday’s strength cycle with.
Set 1 – 40% 1RM
Set 2 – Â 50% 1RM
Set 3 – 65% 1RM
Set 4 – 75% 1RM
Set 5 -75% 1RM
Most of you do not know your 1RM for the press. Â Just make sure that you pick a weight on your final 2 sets that will be tough but that you are pretty certain you will be able to achieve 5 reps for. Â Next week you will increase the weight based on how easily you accomplished the sets this week. Â For the press you will make smaller jumps than you do for the squat. Â The stronger athletes will be making 5-10lb jumps while the lighter/less strong athletes might make 1-2 lb jumps each week.
Here’s another great video of Eric!! Â This time he’s inspiring us to press.