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What is ME and DE?


#1

Can someone more clearly define max effort and dynamic effort for me? I have a basic idea but want to make sure I clearly understand. Thanks.


#2

Read this article.

http://www.T-Nation.com/readArticle.do?id=459671


#3

Here's the quick definition:

Max Effort is lifting a maximal weight (90-100% of your 1 rep max) for a given rep range, usually 1 to 3 reps. This is usually done to a PR or for reps in the 90% range to build absolute strength.

Dynamic Effort is lifting a submaximal weight (40-60% of your 1RM) with maximum force. This is to help develop speed and to push through sticking points. This is typically done for 1 to 3 reps depending on the exercise: DL-1 rep, SQ-2 Reps, BP-3 reps, and numerous sets, 8-10. This can also be done with bands and chains to help acommodate resistance.

For more detailed description see article above.