Weightlifter wants to bench his 1 Rep max, which is 180 kg (400lbs). He asks his assistants to put that weight on the bar. But, for the sake of experiment, assistants decide to deceive the lifter and put 185 kg (412 lbs) instead of 180 kg (and do not tell him about it). Lifter unracks the weight and, thinking that he is lifting 180 kg, completes the lift. After that, assistants tell him that he had just been "pranked" and accidentally broke his personal record.
RESULTS: During 7 control weeks lifters increased their lifts on average by:
-Bench press + 4,54 kg (10 Lbs)
-Overhead press + 0,73 kg (1,5 Lbs)
-Sitting military press + 2,27 kg (5 Lbs)
-Squat + 2,65 kg (6 Lbs)
RESULTS: During 4 weeks “on steroids” lifters increased their strength on average by :
What I am NOT trying to say - "You can achieve everything you want, mind is your only limitation"