2016.01.07 CSCS Daily Study Question:
Nigel is a 6-foot-4, 300-pound freshman defensive lineman on your college’s NCAA Division I football team. As the head strength and conditioning coach for the football program, you’ve assigned the team to record their 1 repetition maximum (1RM) on the back squat today. Nigel follows the 1RM testing protocol that you taught him at the beginning of the off-season conditioning program and he has already completed one repetition of his previous 1RM best at 455 pounds. Nigel asks, “Coach, how much weight should I add before I try again?” Which of the following total weights would be most appropriate for Nigel’s next attempt?
(A) 470 pounds:
(B) 480 pounds
(C) 505 pounds
(D) 555 pounds
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(C) 505 pounds
When measuring athletes’ 1RM, load increases of 30 – 40 pounds or 10% – 20% are used. Since Nigel is already lifted 455 (his previous 1RM best), an increase of 50 pounds falls within the acceptable guidelines of a 10% – 20% increase. An increase of 15 pounds or 25 pounds is too small, and an increase of 100 pounds is too great by the poundage or percentage guidelines.
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd edition p. 396, 276
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2016.01.07 CSCS Daily Study Question