💥Don’t max out your lifts every workout!💥
Lifting heavy is great and all, but you want to get the most out of what you put into it. Always going for a 1 rep max makes you more vulnerable to getting injured, and doesn’t give the best outcome. It affects your form and more so strains your muscles and joints than strengthening them. So leave your ego at the door and let’s get down to business. If you are looking to gain strength the most productive way, yes it is important to know your 1 rep max. I then drop the weight down between 75%-85% of 1RM and build up with more reps and sets. Let’s take squats for example. Let’s say your 1RM is 315 lbs. 77.5% of that is 244 lbs. Take that weight and do 3 sets of 6 reps. Then throw in some accessory lifts to compliment like Romanian DB deadlifts, leg curls and leg extensions. You will be able to see a difference in strength overall, your form will improve and that is a good thing! Also before and outside of the gym, you need to be getting enough of the right foods and enough calories in to support your lifting and muscle growth. Try it for yourself and let me know how it goes!
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