In bodybuilding, it is essential to know the maximum load that you can lift. Why? Simply because, without it, you do not know exactly the best way to perform a pull up, and perform an effective workout according to your goal. However, this maximum load is not difficult to calculate and just spend a session to gather what you need. Here are the solutions to perform your calculation and the reasons why you should look into it.
Definition of the maximum load
First of all, we need to define the maximum load so that everyone is sure that we are talking about the health and fitness. The maximum weight load is the heaviest load you can lift in a single repetition. Simple, no?
What is the maximum load?
Now, let’s see what this value is going to be able to serve you. From your maximum fat burning workouts, you can set the number of sets and repetitions to perform to serve your goals, with a defined load.
For example, between 20 and 50% of your maximum load, you will rather work in muscle endurance, with many repetitions. On the other hand, around 70% of the maximum load, you will rather develop muscle mass and gain volume. We will usually work with series of 12 to 15 repetitions. Finally, from 80 to 95% of the maximum load, the work will be done rather in a force development objective. The number of repetitions will be less important.
The evolution of its maxi over the months is a good indicator of the progress of your strength.
Your maximum load therefore allows you to define your expenses in advance and to go on a number of repetitions in adequacy with your objectives. This will save you from working for nothing.
Indeed, we can often see beginners struggling on the machines of bodybuilding, in room, by carrying out a large number of repetitions with weak loads. At the moment, the muscles are congesting but, in the long term, these practitioners have trouble gaining volume. This is logical since the charges are too low to develop muscle mass.