THE RELATION BETWEEN THE NUMBER OF REPETITIONS AND THE RELATIVE LOAD IN STRENGTH TRAINING

  • C. Delecluse
  • F. Bruggeman
  • P. Embrechts
Keywords: strength training, repetition maximum, bench press, leg curl

Abstract

It was the aim of this study to determine the relationship between the number of repetitions that can be lifted at a range of percentages of the 1RM load in leg curl and bench press. Comparisons were made between males and females, and between long distance runners and sprinters. Findings suggest that this relationship is different between the two types of exercise. No differences were found between males and females. When working with highly trained athletes in bench press it is recommended that different regression equations are employed when studying sprint trained or endurance trained athletes.
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Coaching and Sports Activities