Hello everyone! I think I’ve found something interesting regarding percentages of 1RM.
I’ve noticed that the strength in back off sets is influenced by a) the position of sticking point and b) the amount of “bounce” you get.
For example if you have to do 5x3@80% on sumo Deadlift one day, it will be much harder than 5x3@80% on squats.
That’s because in case 1 (Sumo) generally the sticking point is at bottom, and we have no stretch reflex… But in case B generally the sticking point is at above parallel, and we have a stretch reflex … (individual sticking points may vary, im talking about mine as an example)
So 80% of 1RM is a different stimulus depending on the lift, therefore th actual percentage could be corrected.
Now my question is how much of a percentile should be added or substracted to meet the above criteria.
In order of difficulty my observations say that: (from harder to easier)
Bottom ->Mid Range ->Top
Amount of stretch reflex
Deadstop -> Paused -> Bounced
Thank you for reading all that, I hope this will help us!