Have a question regarding max effort training. Lets say, for example, that lifter "X" has a 400lbs 1RM on Bench Press and can do 360 for a 3RM. This same lifter, following conjugate method, decides to do Incline Press for ME work; lets say he is able to do 1RM 300lbs. Question is, wouldnt it be better for this lifter to alternate rep maxes on ME day instead switch the exercises? He would be lifting more overall poundage if he just stuck to flat bench press rather than switching exercises. I always wondered this

My hunch is that geared lifters are required to switch exercises because they cant lift for reps with equipment.

What do you guys think?