Caffeine is already the most widely used stimulant on Earth, and in the United States alone it’s estimated that 90 percent of people consume it every single day.
So when research started suggesting that caffeine can help with fat loss, increase the metabolism, and suppress appetite, many people were quick to declare their morning cup of coffee or tea as the best thing they could put in their bodies.
Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced lifter, having an idea of your 1-rep max (1-RM) can help support your training. Once you have an understanding of the maximal weight your body can move, then you can program accordingly.
Beginner and intermediate lifters can avoid the overtraining pitfall that can come with haphazard programming. In fact, strategic periodization is one of pieces of advice most athletes wish they had when they started lifting. Typically the advanced lifter already has an understanding that knowledge of their 1-RM is essential for successful programming.