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3 Tips to Raise Your 1RM

Your 1RM (1 rep maximum) lift is usually a reflection of all the hard work you’ve put in the gym over time.  What if I told you that you could increase your 1RM almost instantaneously by just doing a few simple things? Well, if that’s something you might be interested in read on.

1. Laser Focus

Have you ever taken a test or played a sport while being distracted by something else? If you have then you didn’t perform at your best.  In order to reach peak performance you need a clear mind and laser focus.

There are many ways to do this, but a combination of relaxation and stimulation is usually best.  While that may sound contradictory let me explain…

Meditation or any relaxation activity will help you clear your mind and let go of stress.  If you combine that with a supplement designed to help make you more alert and focused, you have a recipe for success.  This is one of the reasons I made this site, and why I think finding the best pre-workout supplement is so important.

2. Nutrition in Check

For a high intensity activity like weight lifting there are 2 crucial nutritional components: creatine and glycogen.  Creatine is obtained naturally through meats, and your body produced some as well, but not enough to saturate your muscles with phosphocreatine. Phosphocreatine is used as the primary way to regenerate ATP (adenosine tri phosphate), which is essentially energy for your muscles.

3. Technique

The smallest change in technique can make a huge difference in how much you can lift.  Just like any other sport you should study the best there are and learn from their technique.  You might feel a bit silly practicing with a bare bar, but it will pay off big time if you perfect your technique.

3 Tips to Raise Your 1RM
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Originally posted 2016-11-07 14:19:26.