Generally the decision to only go to 95% is because they have a meet scheduled after #32. So if you have a meet set for right after it could be a safe bet to just to to 95% and really test at the meet while if you have no meet planned go ahead and go all out.
The 95% will be of your current training max. So it is possible that 95% could even be a PR.
Post by superaveragebro on Feb 19, 2012 10:51:06 GMT -5
I vote for 95% cause you have not peaked enough to go to 100 or 100 +. The program allows for some decrease in volume 3 workouts prior to testing. However the program allows for 3 weeks of volume reduction prior to a meet. (or on completion of program 32).
Post by joeldibattista on Feb 20, 2012 21:09:20 GMT -5
The thing to keep in mind when doing the skills evaluation is that you are generally very fatgued at this point in the cycle. Depeneding on what you are using for your max and how long your cycles has been etc. will determine your preparedness that day.
I would say that you should work up to a heavy single in each lift. That may equal PBs, or it may not. I think the key is to get a feel for a heavy weight and not worry too much about if you set new PBs or not.