repetition maximum


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rep·e·ti·tion max·i·mum

(RM) (rep'ĕ-tish'ŭn mak'si-mŭm)
Maximum load a muscle can lift for a predetermined number of repetitions to the point of fatigue.
See: one-repetition maximum

repetition maximum

The greatest amount of weight a person can lift “n” number of times. The amount of weight that can be lifted exactly 10 times is 10 RM. The greatest amount of weight that can be lifted once is 1 RM. Repetition maximum can be used as a comparative measure of strength or as a technique in exercise prescription and strength training. During strength training 8 RM or 10 RM is used to develop strength, power, and muscle mass.
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The effect of 5, 10, and 20 repetition maximums on the recovery of voluntary and evoked contractile properties.
Data for one repetition maximum (1RM) and total load volume (TLV) between L-arginine [alpha]-ketoglutarate and placebo were analyzed by using a 2 (condition; L-arginine [alpha]-ketoglutarate, or placebo) x 2 (status; untrained or resistance trained) repeated measures analysis of variance.
observed men and women ages 56-80 before and after a 12-week weight training program consisting of upper-and lower-body exercises with the resistance set at 80% of the subject's one repetition maximum.
The predetermined 6 repetition maximum (RM) load was used for the leg extension and chest press whereas initial 6 RM training loads for the other exercises were estimated during the first week of training.
Validade das equacoes preditivas de uma repeticao maxima varia de acordo com o exercicio realizado em adultos jovens treinados Vadidity of one repetition maximum exercise performed in trained young adults.
Additionally, no studies have monitored arterial pressure during recovery intervals of the 10 repetition maximum test (10 RM).
In a rare number of researches that have examined the effect of RT on CK and LDH enzyme activities, da Silva and associates (2010) demonstrated that four weeks of RT in the form of delorme and with oxford resistance training with 10 repetition maximum intensity significantly increase the level of CK and LDH enzymes activities with no significant differences observed between these two methods (14).
Most coaches use one repetition maximum (1RM) testing especially in football as the standard for measuring strength and power without considering the concerns of requiring adolescent athletes to lift heavy loads during a period of biological immaturity.
Effects of lifting tempo on one repetition maximum and hormonal responses to a bench press protocol.
To implement fatigue protocol on knee extensor and ankle plantar muscles, the subject were asked to perform 2 sets of knee extension and ankle plantar flexion respectively on knee extensor machine and ankle plantar flexor machine, each set consisted of 50 movements, with 50% of a repetition maximum (repetition maximum is calculated via the formula: 1RM= 0.
In terms of repetition maximum (RM), a heavy resistance day might mean you are capable of 3 to 5 repetitions before exhaustion (3-5 RM); moderate loads 8-10 RM; light resistance allowing for 12-15 RM.
Each participant performed repetitions of the HPC, JS, and HHP at 30, 45, 65, and 80% of their one repetition maximum (1RM) HPC.