I signed up for a weightlifting class at my college but I'm a total nub. The class is basically a gym, and you clock in hours. I've decided to do the 5/3/1 routine since it sounds like a program built for athletes rather than body builders (is that true?), but I have no idea how to get my 1rm, especially for the military press. Do you just keep going up from a low weight? Or do you start high, fail, and drop down? Do you try to estimate your 1rm based on body weight? So, 2 questions from me. Is the 5/3/1 good for athletes/nub lifters, and how do you get your 1rm the bench press, squat, military press, and deadlift. Thanks.