Should you aim to beat your best every time you walk in the gym?
Ever seen somebody testing their 1 rep max every single time they go the gym?
Is that the best way to do it? Well, no it’s not.
So when should you be maxing out and testing what you can lift?
Here are a few categories to use as a guideline.
Beginner - every 4 weeks or so (generally don’t go to your absolute max, just below is perfect at this stage)
Intermediate - every 6-8 weeks
Advanced - every 12-16 weeks
So there we go, now you know. Give it time and allow the benefit of the training to bed in then reap the rewards.