Força, Hipertrofia, Treinamento.
RAMALHO, G. H. R. O.; MAZINI FILHO, M. L.; RODRIGUES, B. M.; VENTURINI, G. R. O.; SALGUEIRO, R.
S.; PACE JÚNIOR, R. L.; MATOS, D. G. The 1RM testing for prediction of load in hypertrophy training and
its relation with maximum number of repetitions. Brazilian Journal of Biomotricity. v. 5, n. 3, p. 168-174, 2011.
Strength Training is nowadays regarded as an outstanding activity whenever optimized performance is
intended. The 1RM test is used as a standard for determining the training load. The present study aims to
evaluate the maximal strength through the 1-MR test and the capacity for repetitions with 80% of its maximal
strength by testing the maximum number of repetitions (MNR). Participated in the study 24 trained men, 26,6
± 4,3 years. The MNR test showed an average of 7 repetitions when the load was equivalent to 80% of the
maximal strength, a figure considered to be below the standards for the hypertrophic training when
compared to the present literature. This result leads to the conclusion that the prescription of training
programs may not be effective if based on the load percentage through the 1-MR test, since it presents very
low levels of training individualization, not to mention the low practicality of constantly measuring the
individual's maximum strength so as to adapt the training load according to the levels of strength gain.