View Full Version : ME for HS kids

Ryan Hale
03-20-2009, 09:51 AM
Met with the AD this morning and a few things were discussed.Do you guys use rep formula when you figure max's? Like a kid can do 215 3x on the bench,so you figure his max at 230.Or do you let the kids do 1 max reps?

Ryan Hale

03-20-2009, 10:03 AM
I would start with conservative numbers for everyone and try to beat it by 5-10 lbs every time out. If a kid can do 3x215, start with 220.

03-20-2009, 10:31 AM
IMO rep formulas are BS. You never know how a person will perfrom under heavy weight unless they are under heavy weight. Some people are different. Some can do 3 reps with 215 and not be able to do 230 ad some can do 230 x3 as easy as 215x3.

Whats most important at that level is to teach the kids proper technique on all the lifts. The injury danger will be less when the kids know the technique...whether its a max or 75% of max. People can be injured whether its a max lift or if it's an easy triple.

03-20-2009, 10:53 AM
When I was lifting at school, we tested our max's 3 times a year. With close spotters and after lots of technique work

Ryan Hale
03-20-2009, 12:29 PM
Excellent feedback guys,please keep the comments coming.

Ryan Hale

03-20-2009, 03:34 PM
Our school has a weightlifting competition every 4 weeks that has everyone maxing out. Im not sure what the schools routine is exactly but it looks sort of like this for the main lifts(bench,squat,deadlift,powerclean)
week#1-warm up-10rep max- 8 rep max 5 rep max
week#2-warm up-5 rep max-3 rep max-1 rep max
These rep schemes are used mon-thur and everyday has a different main lift and accessory work. Alternate those schemes every week.

It seems to be working pretty well for most people i talk to.