Training days vs. testing days…. Most of the time when you show up to The Hut you’re stepping into an hour of training. While these workouts are still often “for time” or “for load”, the goal is not to make a direct “compare to” or set a PR on a lift. The goal is simply to train. To train the skills involved in the workout, to train for increased strength, endurance, stamina, etc. Training days are essential in getting us ready for testing days. The testing days are much more infrequent and are self explanatory. We test ourselves against past data. We cannot test everyday, although we do train hard each workout. Today has the potential to be one or the other, testing or training, depending on how your training as been over the last 2 months or so. If you have been inconsistent, maybe even coming back after a hiatus, you will treat this as a training day, building to a moderately heavy set of 3 by the 4th or 5th set and hold for the remaining sets. On the other hand, if you have been consistently getting in to The Hut for your training days then you’ll shoot for a new 3 rep max! Both groups need the same warm-up, rest periods (3-ish minutes between sets), etc. The difference lies mainly in the mindset. So, be honest with yourself on whether you should test or simply train today.
Post all loading and any PRs to the PR Board!