| EP 414 – The Dirty Secret Behind 1RMs

Author / Cali Hinzman

48 min listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

What’s up, PA Radio? I got a question about 1 Rep Maxes. Is there some type of science behind people able to tap into their ultimate strength to achieve a 1RM? I was wondering just because I am able to hit 1RM’s easier than my girl. She is able to hit 3, 4, 5RM all the time. Just wondering if there is anything to it. Thank you!

Maximal Maximorum of Strength & Conditioning Podcasts

The 1 Rep Max. The white rabbit chase, the place at the table, and the ultimate bragging right amongst pals. The efficacy of testing a 1 rep max has been challenged by many. Does the benefit gained from a test outweigh the risk of taking a risk under the bar? Why can female athletes crush 3-5RM, but fall shy of what they should be hitting for a 1? What is the purpose of training 1RM’s but not testing them?

John, Luke, and Tex chase the rabbit into 1RM Wonderland and leave no card unturned showing structural, physiological, and psychological hands this oft misappropriated tool is holding.

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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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