1. Why is it important to test muscular strength? 2. When performing the 1RM bench press…

1. Why is it important to test muscular strength?
2. When performing the 1RM bench press tests, what are some
important factors to remember as a tester? As a subject?
3. What was your predicted 1RM for the bench press? Did any of
the formulas differ from your previously established 1RM? Was this
pattern similar for the class as a whole?
4. Why might a 1RM prediction differ from an actual 1RM?
(Hint: Is there a physiological reason?)
5. Explain the pros and cons of 1RM and RM testing. Which test
is safer and why?
6. Why is it important to use fewer than 10 repetitions when
predicting 1RM values? What is the physiological reason for
performing fewer than 10 repetitions?
7. What are some important considerations when performing a
handgrip dynamometer test?