| EP 414 – The Dirty Secret Behind 1RMs

Author / John

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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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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