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Fitbod will now indicate if it’s your “Max Effort Day” for a given exercise. On Max Effort Day, you will be given regular working sets along with two AMRAP (as many reps as possible) sets. The first working set is ~70% of your projected 1RM, the second set is ~80%, and your AMRAP sets are ~90%. To test your limits, try to lift as many reps (following the weight recommendations) safely and with good form as you can. By performing as many reps as possible, you can potentially set a new current projected 1 RM and/or recalibrate the app to better reflect your capabilities.
*Projected 1 RM: Your projected 1 rep max is the theoretical maximum weight you can lift in 1 rep for a given exercise, calculated from your past exercise history. This value will always be slightly higher than your actual max weight logged. In Fitbod, we use this number to calculate how much you should lift in other sets and rep ranges. For more information on projected 1RM, please visit Fitbod Achievements.
What is Max Effort Day?
With Max Effort Days, you not only push yourself but also refine set, rep, and weight recommendations that better fit your true capability for the next time you perform the exercise.
How to view Max Effort Day
To view Max Effort, you'll see MAX EFFORT DAY on the exercise detail page. The app will automatically generate this for you based on your exercise history. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to manually trigger this feature at this time.
How to hide Max Effort Day
To hide Max Effort Day for a particular exercise,
- In the Max Effort Day heading, select "..." icon
- Simply tap on Hide Max Effort Day