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Question for Charles Staley


Hi Charles,

You answered a question of mine a couple of days ago regarding training for MA, and I was just after clarification on one point.

Your reply:

My new question:

A 7-8RM load is still probably around an 80% load, it will move faster than a 4-5RM load, but it won't really be explosive. I think the westside boys use around 50-60%loads for their dynamic days, and I believe I have read that maximum power is developed at around 60%. Can you elaborate on this?




For traditional "grinding lifts" like squats and benches, I agree with ABOUT 60%, give or take 5%

On O lifts however, the heavier the weight is, the more watts you'll generate, or at least that's what my accelerometer tells me


Thanks Charles

Much appreciated.