Things Your Should Know – Part II

You cannot determine a 1-rep max from a rep max. Why? Men and women possess different muscle types. The more fast twitch, the worse one will be with reps because they hold less oxygen per cell. Someone who has an abundance of slow twitch fiber will have greater endurance because they can’t contract the muscle as intensely. In addition, a novice cannot use as much muscle fiber as an advanced lifter.

Louie Simmons