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Charlie Mike: Day 41 - Test Max Front Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press

You know where you stood six weeks ago. Today, you'll see how you match up now against the front squat, deadlift, and bench press!

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Remember six weeks ago when you weren't sure exactly how far you could push it? Remember when you doubted yourself and your abilities? You're a whole new person now. The new you isn't afraid to try. The new you isn't afraid to be ambitious. What are you waiting for? Let's go lift!

Start with the front squat. Before you even think about getting under the barbell, though, make sure you warm up adequately. Spend five minutes on the bike, and perform some dynamic stretches. If you lift as heavy as you can without a proper warm-up, you can get seriously injured.

Because you've been lifting with percentages, I'd like you to follow this 1RM warm-up plan:

  • 30% for 8 reps
  • 40% for 6 reps
  • 50% for 4 reps
  • 60% for 2 reps
  • 70% for 1 rep
  • 80% for 1 rep
  • 90-95% for 1 rep
  • 95-100% for 1 rep
  • 100-105% for 1 rep

Use this same platform for all three big attempts. Take at least 2-3 minutes of rest between sets, and at least 5 minutes of rest between movements. Today is not about breathing hard or burning fat. It's about testing your strength. It's about proving just how strong you can be.

If you're a little short on time today, you can move the deadlift to tomorrow.

Day 41: Test max front squat, deadlift, bench press

Front squat

1 rep max test
Front squat Front squat



1 rep max test
Deadlift Deadlift


Bench press

1 rep max test
Bench press Bench press

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