View Full Version : How often to change max effort lifts
04-18-2005, 11:53 PM
This is a pretty big question and the general rule of thumb is one to two weeks. We have members here including myself at times that changes every week. Most do two week rotations. But.......many of you will do as well, or better on a three week rotation. If you are someone with relatively low strength levels, or slow motor learning a three week rotation will help you get the most out of your max effort lifts. It is not optimal for more advanced trainees but is a good choice for many. If you are soeone I am not training, look into this if you ar doing conjugated periodized training.
04-19-2005, 02:42 PM
Max effort lifts comes into play in non west side training?
04-19-2005, 02:49 PM
normally when i set up routines for folks i leave them on it til progress stops or slows, then switch it up. course the routines normally have a few weekly varations built into it. mainly on dead movements.
04-19-2005, 03:48 PM
I'm going to have to play with this a little myself. I've been changing every week, mainly because, after years and years of not rotating and trying to 'hammer' my way through plateaus on lifts, it has worked exceptionally well for me. Might be something to allowing a little more adaptation to occur, though...
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