Ive been training seriously for a long time, and have gotten good results, but I always feel things could be better. Im not trying to get huge, but just want to be strong, muscular and lean. I feel that im much better at explosive type movements, and lower reps, than higher reps and slower movements.
I read an article on bodybuilding.com about strength deficit, and how figuring your concentric/eccentric strength ratio can tell you how you should train. Im going to do this test to see how i'll do in different lifts.
Also, I was wondering if theres any conclusions you can make, by comparing your 1rm, 5rm, 10rm and 15rm. Like for example, some peolpes 5rm is very close to there 1rm, which would signal that either they've neglected low rep training, or genetically they just aren't build for max strength.
I have a friend that is much like this. If we are training in the 5rm range, he can never use enough weight. Any time he reaches five reps, he always pumps out 5 more. I'll tell him to go up in weight, but then he cant do any. Its like the 1-5 rep range doens't exist for him.
Im thinking that my muscles fibers are mainly fast twitch glycolytic or fast fatiguing. I know there are other factors at play, other than fiber type, like lactic acid clearance, and creatine stores as well as enzymes.
I think its a good idea to figure out more about your genetic makeup to see what type of training is optimal. Shot-putters train differently than football players, partly because their sports have different requirements, but also because they have different abilities. Im not competing in a sport, so the only variable that needs to go into my training, is what is optimal for my body.
If anyone has any experience with this, please fill me in. Im going to test my strength deficit, as well as 1,5,10,15 rep maxes and see how they compare to the preicted values.