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NAME ______Patrick Bakley ____________________________ DATE ____________________________ Evaluating Muscular Strength: The 1 RM Test The 1 RM test is used to measure muscular strength. You can use the following procedure to determine your 1 RM:
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1. Begin with a 5- to 10-minute warm-up using the muscles to be tested. 2. For each muscle group, select an initial weight that you can lift without undue stress. 3. Gradually add weight until you reach the maximum weight that you can lift at one time. If you can lift the weight more than once, add additional weight until you reach a level of resistance such that you can perform only one repetition. Remember that a true 1 RM is the maximum amount of weight that you can lift one time. The seated chest press and the leg press are two common methods for the 1 RM test. The seated chest press measures upper body muscular strength, and the leg press measures muscular strength in the lower body. The seated chest press can be used to evaluate upper-body muscular strength.
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