Outsmarting the Aging Process: The Math Behind Your Lifting Days

By December 12, 2019Box Development

Continuing with our discussion on how to maximize your time in the gym, we now look at how starting numbers affect our long term development and pounds moved across a year. 

A 5x3, a 5x5, and a 5x7 rep back squat should each warrant different starting weights for an athlete because the number of reps plays a role in how much weight the athlete can move. In many boxes, coaches will recommend a starting percentage; however, the follow through on this is not always enforced. 

Oftentimes, we see that athletes will always start their lifts at the same weight and increase at the same increment, independent of the number of reps in the set. This can be problematic. 

Oftentimes, we see that athletes will always start their lifts at the same weight and increase at the same increment, independent of the number of reps in the set. This can be problematic. 

In this video segment, we breakdown how a difference in starting weight and building area under the curve yet ending at the same place can have a dramatic effect on the total pounds moved across a year for the athlete.

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