Dr. Andy Galpin and Mike Bledsoe discuss the ideas of “Know Pain” and “Know Gain” and does seeking sore muscles hurting your Gainz. They dive into all the cliches in working out and how using certain can be problematic during workouts.
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.