One Rep Max Testing Works – by Laura


I have been a Cathlete since 2005 when I first saw Cathe on FitTV. Being a single mom it is a lot easier for me to workout at home than try to make it to the gym. I first bought some of Cathe’s cardio DVD’s. I added her weight workouts because I kept reading how important it is to use weights as I get older. I also wanted to get more toned. Although I love all the DVD’s, I was never sure if the weight I was using was the correct weight. I wondered if I was challenging myself enough or if I was trying to lift too much. I did a lot of reading about STS and watched a lot of the videos before I decided to buy it. I wanted to understand how it worked and the one rep max process.

The one rep max seemed to be the answer I was looking for. The math and science would tell me the weight I should be using. So I took the plunge. I did my one rep max and put all the info into workout manager. On STS days all I have to do is print out my w orkout and it told me what weights to use for each exercise. There was no more wondering if I was using the correct weight. Some mornings when I read my sheet to get my weights ready I would think “Wow! Really? I can lift that much?” and every time I did. What a huge confidence builder it is to start my day off that way. After my first rotation I am much more toned and I lost a total of 6 inches. The side benefit of improving my strength 10-25% after the first rotation shocked me.

I feel there isn’t anything I can’t do after doing STS. I can’t thank Cathe enough for helping me to get the results I was looking for. Now I’m off to start my 2nd rotation.

Hi, I'm Cathe

I want to help you get in the best shape of your life and stay healthy with my workout videos and Free Weekly Newsletter. Here are three ways you can watch and work out to my exercise videos:

Get Your Free Weekly Cathe Friedrich Newsletter

Get free weekly tips on Fitness, Health, Weight Loss and Nutrition delivered directly to your email inbox. Plus get Special Cathe Product Offers and learn about What’s New at Cathe Dot Com.

Enter your email address below to start receiving my free weekly updates. Don’t worry…I guarantee 100% privacy. Your information will not be shared and you can easily unsubscribe whenever you like. Our Privacy Policy