I'm not going to pull any punches here, so get ready.
Stop going for a new one rep max each week. It's simply not needed.
I went for my first one rep max attempt after 23 years of training. Why did I wait so long? Because one rep max attempts are simply not a useful tool for building strength or muscle.
For the first several years of training, regardless or your goals, you need a lot of rep work on compound lifts. This will allow you to not only build muscle, which will also help with strength building in the long run, but it will also allow you to work on form.
If you decide after several years that you want to train for powerlifting, you still shouldn't be "maxing out" frequently. Heavy singles, doubles and triples certainly aren't a bad thing, but they do not involve one rep max PR attempts.
Heavy low rep sets help build strength, but here's the problem. Inexperienced lifters will wander into the training log of more advanced strength athletes and see them doing heavy work. Without an understanding of what is taking place, the inexperienced lifter will head off to the gym full of motivation and start trying to hit new PRs.
If this sounds like something you've done, then understand I am not trying to make you feel bad. We've all made this mistake.
Don't spend your time chasing new one rep maxes. Limit strength one rep max training has little reward, and a lot of risk - especially if you are still working on form basics.
Instead of doing this, build up your strength in the 5+ rep range for a while. Save the max attempts for contests, or for yearly or biannually progress tests.
You build your max by getting stronger. You don't train using your max to get stronger.
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