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Old 03-23-2007, 02:11 PM   #2
Mike ODonnell
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Jay I am sure there are all scientific formulas for predicting 1Rmax based on other reps such as 3..5...8..10, but those are best guess as all our muscle fiber makeups are different....for example someone may be great at lower reps and heavy weight....doesn't mean they can pound out 50% at high reps.....and the reverse...you may be great at a low weight for 15 reps...but that may not lineraly correspond to a 1Rmax. In the end you will see your strength go up as long as you are progressing in volume per session, whether that be more reps per set or more weight. Of course rest periods play into the volume potential too as you will be stronger with longer rests.
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