1RM

Believe it or not, lesser loads have the potential to recruit a larger number of muscle fibers compared to a 1RM.
What are you doing with all those numbers in your lifting journal? Do you know the formulas you should be using to plan your training?
1RM tests are common in athletic contexts. A new study tested more functional tests for military personnel.
Development of power output is critical for athletes. Do you know what percentage of your 1RM to use to maximize power? What if it all depended on the length of your bones?
The NFL's 225 pound bench press test is notorious and challenging. Researchers now believe, using an equation, that it is also an accurate predictor of bench press 1RM. Try it out yourself and see.