To The Max

Muscle & Fitness Philippines|July/August 2019

To The Max

Testing your one-rep max is a gym tradition, but do you really need it in your routine?

Samantha Lefave

Maxing out—lifting your absolute maximum load (with proper form) for one rep—is commonplace in sports like powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting. But is it totally necessary to load up on weight in order to see how well you can truly perform a squat, deadlift, or bench press? Honestly, it depends on whom you ask.


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July/August 2019