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 Post subject: Is a 1RM useful?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:51 pm 
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When people post their lifts, is that their 1 rep max? Unless I'm feeling exceptionally fatigued, I never do a working set of only one rep. I'm not really interested in the numeric value of the weight I'm lifting; which isn't to say I'm not keeping track, just that it's just a number to me. Does it have any sort of bodybuilding usefulness though?


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 Post subject: Re: Is a 1RM useful?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:27 am 
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When people post a lift, the usually say how many reps they did, For example, Matt Z just posted. "Good Morning = 300 lbs for 5 reps (12/23/13)"

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 Post subject: Re: Is a 1RM useful?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:56 am 
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I can't speak to the bodybuilding angle because my interest is powerlifting.

A powerlifter measure's his competitive score by the combined 1RM on Squat, Bench and Deadlift. So the 1RM is important as a marker of overall progress.

However, not even powerlifters are going for the 1RM all of the time, sometimes not for months.


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