Ep 142: Is finding a 1 rep max worth it (and what should you do instead)?
Is finding a 1-rep max worth it?
While the 1-rep max has a storied history in strength sports, we are here to argue against it.
The 1-rep max can make sense in very specific use cases, but for the vast majority of people, it will not be an efficient or wise usage of their time.
On the episode today we break down why that is, and more importantly, what we recommend doing instead if your goal is to optimize your physique, performance AND health.
Here’s a bit of what you can expect to learn:
- What is a 1-rep max testing?
- Why would you use a 1-rep max in training?
- What are the major drawbacks to testing a 1-rep max?
- Why are 3-6 rep maxes a better option?
- And much, much more