Originally Posted by barrelntrigger Thanks for your input. The reason I ask is I've been watching a lot of youtube fitness community's videos on gains. It seems like they are testing for 1RM every few weeks. Back in high school, I was doing 1RM once every two to three weeks. But, I guess that was all bro-science. Are there any reasons why you shouldn't be doing it so often?
It's just the way I like to train. I honestly can't remember if I've ever failed a 1RM. I let my training tell me when it's time to do that and I do it, otherwise its 2-5 rep PRS on heavy weight. I think there's a lot of successful powerlifters that max out a ton, but I just find this a better way to train.
I'm sorta salty that my best total right now is in the middle of training. I should have taken 10 weeks and properly peaked and gotten a decent total, but I wanted to go right back into more cycles.