Have you ever wondered why we don’t lift for max loads every time? Why we do lifts at certain percentages? Here are a few reasons.
1) Technique – By lifting with a percentage of your max, you are capable of focusing more on certain parts of the lift and less on the actual weight. The best part – better technique results in more weight being lifted down the road.
2) Recovery – It gives time for your joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles and CNS to repair. If you constantly barrage your bodies with max loads, there’s no chance for recovery or repair.
3) Overtraining – When you work at percentages, you lower your risk of overtraining. Going for a max load every day can really break you down. It could cause persistent muscle soreness and fatigue, elevated cortisol, and increased chance of injuries.
EMOM for 5 min
5 Pause OHS w/ stick (3 sec)
Overhead Squat @ 70%