“What weight should I use?”
You wake up, nervous about what the workout of the day might be. You hope it’s not filled with some of your goats.
Phewf! Safe this time. No need to cancel.
But you notice the prescribed weight for the deadlift/overhead squat/push jerk is way more than you can do.
You come to the gym and ask, “What weight should I use?”
Before asking, you may be able to answer this one on your own. First, look for the last time we did a workout with that movement. If you used a 35# kettlebell last week, you’ll probably be doing it again (unless I told you to write in your journal to do more weight next time).
Also, check the board. I may have written the appropriate percentage of your max for the workout weight. For instance, it may be 70% of your max if you’re not able to perform a 315# deadlift.
If you’ve followed these two steps, and you’re still not sure, feel free to ask. I will pose those two questions to you, so be sure to have your numbers ready.
12-9-6 reps of:
Overhead Squat (155/105#)
Power Clean (155/105#)