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jazer80
01-21-2005, 05:34 PM
i can't remember but there was some way of getting a number for your strength, based on adding your max weight from the 3 major lifts and relating to your bodyweight. anyone know what i'm talking about?

01-21-2005, 07:25 PM
Do you mean a co-effecient?

jazer80
01-21-2005, 08:06 PM
maybe, what's that?

01-21-2005, 08:35 PM
Like if ya want to compare one lifter that weighs 82.5kg and does a total of 550kg with another guy thats 100kg and does a 650kg total.

http://www.powerlifting.ca/wilkscalc.html

theperfectbeast
01-21-2005, 09:12 PM
i understand the concept, but it doesnt seem to be working. shouldnt it calculate basically the persons strength for a pound for pound thing? i tried this for me and my friends weight and bench 1rms. im 175 lbs, 1rm = 245. he is 215 with a max bench of about 305. these figures entered into the wilks convertor gave him a total of more than twice mine which doesnt work out correctly. basically im stronger than him pound for pound but the wilks conversion doesnt take that into consideration?

MixmasterNash
01-21-2005, 09:50 PM
Here are some useful metrics:
http://danjohn.org/goldsilver.html

01-21-2005, 10:04 PM
Wilks is not a lbs per lbs calculator.
Thats yhe whole point of wilks. It knows that someone double your weight will NOT be double your strength.
Its very accurate.

jazer80
01-22-2005, 12:23 PM
mixmaster, could you explain the page you posted? i can't figure out what the hell it is supposed to mean.

adam, is that the commonly used one? there's one that i've seen mentioned on multiple occasions, but the number you'd get for yourself was single digit or low digits i believe, not over a thousand

01-22-2005, 12:25 PM
I think thats the most common one.
Your number shold be between 200-500

jazer80
01-22-2005, 02:50 PM
for an individual lift right? i was interested in one that gives you a number showing dl, squat, and press in relation to weight