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Strength training frequency and strength gains.

How often should you performEffects of strength training frequency on strength strength training for maximum effect on strength gains? The effect of strength training frequency on strength gains is much debated by scientists, coaches and exercisers alike. Is training more often always better, is there a ‘best bang for your buck’ strength training frequency or can you get away with less frequent training to increase your strength? To answer these questions, researchers performed the following study.

1 Repetition Maximum

Training intensity guidelines for strength training are mostly expressed in a percentage of the 1 Repetition Maximum. Often abbreviated to 1RM, the 1 repetition maximum is the highest amount of weight or resistance with which someone can make one repetition with proper form in a particular exercise. When you know 1RM for a certain exercise, it is possible to estimate the necessary amount of weight to reach a prescribed number of repetitions or intensity.