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I sadly cannot find any resources explaining the coefficients. My best guess is that it is interpolated using a large amount of data from official powerlifting events, and fitted using some "best fit" approach like the Method of Least Squares. This would explain where the coefficients come from. The roots of the quintic polynomial would of course cause an ...


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A trained female who dedicates her life to training for strength can easily outlift an untrained male. 90% of males at commercial gyms do not train for strength at all; none do SS or SL, pretty much all are novice lifters. A female who trains for strength will usually incorporate things such as pause bench, deficit deadlifts, block pulls... Everything is ...


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The Problem 5kg is waaaaaay too much to add in a single jump for most lifts for most people after the very beginner stages. It's appropriate sometimes, but many times it's too significant an increase to be ready for the higher weight with good form. Some Solutions Fractional or otherwise smaller plates. Two 2.5kg plates should not be the smallest thing ...


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If you stop exercising you will, after about three to four weeks, slowly lose muscles. Muscles are "expensive" tissue and will only be conserved if there is a need for. Depending on how much muscles you have and how active you are outside the gym, your body will reduce the amount of muscles. Muscles don't turn into fat, but when you start losing muscles ...


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There are numerous tests in existence, have a read of: 101 Evaluation Tests, as to an App / Website again there are numerous, even the likes of Polar Beat, Endomondo, BioMetrIcs.... all offer a few of the more common tests. Just don't ask as to which test is best?



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