Ryan A wrote:
Well the calculators are an average of all people.
If you are dominantly more type i fibers than type ii fibers then you will be swayed one way or the other when you enter top reps.
type one (red) are better at endurance, so if you are this, you can probably perform more reps with 80% than average therefore, an 8RM will give you a 1RM that is too high.
type two (white) are better at high intensity so in this case, you would do fewer reps with 80% than average and therefor, your 8RM would give you a 1RM that is too low.
Ryan, im not too familiar with all the muscle fiber stuff. So if im a type 1 guy, does that mean it'll be harder for me to raise my 1 rep maxes as opposed to someone with more type 2? Basically what im saying is are type 1's more cut out for bodybuilding whereas type 2's would be better suited for powerlifting? Or does it not matter??