The one rep max strength test has been a benchmark measurement of raw strength testing for a long time. The term one rep max (1RM) refers to the maximum weight that an athlete can lift in a controlled strength test for a single repetition.
The most popular form of strength testing the one rep max is in the sport powerlifting. Powerlifting strength testing involves three exercises: the barbell back squat, the barbell bench press, and the barbell deadlift. Of course, this is not the only means of strength testing. A one rep max strength test is traditionally performed with a barbell or dumbbell, but other tools such as kettlebells and strongman lifting equipment can also be used.
There is a lot that can be done to prepare for a one rep max strength test. Ultimately, your performance will be determined by the work you do in the months and years beforehand, and there are a few things you can do beforehand to maximize that performance. This article will focus on the three days prior to the day of the strength test, as well as the day of. Continue reading How to Prepare for a One Rep Max Strength Test: What to do 3 Days Prior and the Day of Your Strength Test and the Best Strength Testing Protocol For Determining Your One Rep Max (1RM)