Pack
For time:
Run 2 miles
4 minutes to find 4 rep max Deadlift
Run 2 miles
4 minutes to find 4 rep max Push jerk

First run: 20:21.83
Deadlift: 240lbs x 8 (This is all the weight I own. According to the “wt. x reps x .0333 + wt.= 1RM” formula, if I calculate that up to a 1RM and back down to a 4RM, that’s like supposed to be like 265lbs x 4)
Second run: 22:11.56
Push jerk: 145lbs x 4

Not sure what the best strategy is on finding these maxes. I took a gamble and rested for most of the four minutes and made a single attempt at the end of the period. PRs on both weight events.

Pack
For time:
Run 2 miles
4 minutes to find 4 rep max Deadlift
Run 2 miles
4 minutes to find 4 rep max Push jerk

First run: 20:21.83
Deadlift: 240lbs x 8 (This is all the weight I own. According to the “wt. x reps x .0333 + wt.= 1RM” formula, if I calculate that up to a 1RM and back down to a 4RM, that’s like supposed to be like 265lbs x 4)
Second run: 22:11.56
Push jerk: 145lbs x 4

Not sure what the best strategy is on finding these maxes. I took a gamble and rested for most of the four minutes and made a single attempt at the end of the period. PRs on both weight events.

Those percentages rarely apply to athletes.

A better way is to keep lifting more weight until you can do 4 reps but not 5 while maintaining “acceptable” mechanics.

Pack
For time:
Run 2 miles
4 minutes to find 4 rep max Deadlift
Run 2 miles
4 minutes to find 4 rep max Push jerk

First run: 20:21.83
Deadlift: 240lbs x 8 (This is all the weight I own. According to the “wt. x reps x .0333 + wt.= 1RM” formula, if I calculate that up to a 1RM and back down to a 4RM, that’s like supposed to be like 265lbs x 4)
Second run: 22:11.56
Push jerk: 145lbs x 4

Not sure what the best strategy is on finding these maxes. I took a gamble and rested for most of the four minutes and made a single attempt at the end of the period. PRs on both weight events.

Those percentages rarely apply to athletes.

A better way is to keep lifting more weight until you can do 4 reps but not 5 while maintaining “acceptable” mechanics.

Thanks for the reply.

Do you mind elaborating on your comment about percentages?

Re: finding a max: Can you give me an example? Does what you said apply to a timed “find a max”? Even a timed “fix a max” right after running 2 miles? Given the parameters around the running and the four minutes, I think I’d have difficulty getting in more than two serious attempts, since I’d have to rest between those two attempts.

I really hate that HQ quit posting WOD demo videos.

Deadlift: 240lbs x 8 (This is all the weight I own. According to the “wt. x reps x .0333 + wt.= 1RM” formula, if I calculate that up to a 1RM and back down to a 4RM, that’s like supposed to be like 265lbs x 4)
Second run: 22:11.56
Push jerk: 145lbs x 4

Not sure what the best strategy is on finding these maxes. I took a gamble and rested for most of the four minutes and made a single attempt at the end of the period. PRs on both weight events.

Those percentages rarely apply to athletes.

A better way is to keep lifting more weight until you can do 4 reps but not 5 while maintaining “acceptable” mechanics.

Thanks for the reply.

Do you mind elaborating on your comment about percentages?

Re: finding a max: Can you give me an example? Does what you said apply to a timed “find a max”? Even a timed “fix a max” right after running 2 miles? Given the parameters around the running and the four minutes, I think I’d have difficulty getting in more than two serious attempts, since I’d have to rest between those two attempts.

I really hate that HQ quit posting WOD demo videos.

That was supposed to be “Those percentages rarely apply to all athletes.”
I used to buy into the thinking that you could apply a formula to determine the weight or reps based on a known lift, but as I managed lifters in powerlifting competitions it became obvious that rep/weight profiles varied with almost every lifter. The best predictor was someone who watched a previous lift and knew how the athlete’s strength curve stacked up. And could take into account the personality of the lifter. Some lifters rose to a challenge and would grind through a lift, others wouldn’t even try if the weight didn’t feel achievable.
And there’s the phenomenon of CrossFit training compressing the top end of that curve. The better a Crossfitter is, the more reps they’ll get with a higher percentage of their 1RM. So the type of training comes into it too.

In 4 minutes you’re only going to get 2 or maybe 3 tries at a max so what you’re really talking about is a max when you’ve just run 4 miles, basically a guess based on past experience and a couple of goes to verify or exceed your guess.

If you don’t have past experience to go on a formula is as good a starting point as any, but it’s more that you take this as a data point for that WOD and use that as the basis to plan your attempts the next time out.

There’s no one right way to approach it, but I have a problem with people predicting performance based on formulae is all.

As luck would have it, I sold my bench and rack yesterday. I haven’t done a bench press with dumbbells in years, and I had never done floor presses before. So today was interesting and different.