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Increasing Training Max?


#1

So you start with a weight you should be able to do for 5 reps. As you progress over time
And your tm goes up. Does that mean you can do that for 5 reps?


#2

You determine what TM to use for the program. Pick the right TM for the right program.

Odds are, if you can’t hit it for 5 reps, it is too heavy. Time to reduce it.


#3

Yes, no, maybe so.

Start with the TM as stated in the program brief, usually 85-90% or a weight you can hit for a technically solid 5 reps any day of the week. Over time your TM will increase and you will get stronger. The two may not happen at exactly the same rate.


#4

The Training Max is a tool, not a max. So don’t think of it as a max. Just use it to get stronger.


#5

Happy 2019 and Let the Gains Begin!!!