My last one rep max on the bench press was 180lbs. I can now rep that three times! I was hoping to get to 190lbs by the end of the month but I'm thinking maybe I could do more. Maybe 195 or 200?
Is there any kind of guideline that says if you can do X reps of Xlbs you can max at a certain weight?
I would try between 195-205
there are charts, but I find them to be rough estimates and I'd never use them as a guide
IMO, I think you should try for 200...make sure you properly warm up
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200... go for it!
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Also have to say 200.. I just maxed at 200 myself and it felt damn good to get into the 200's.
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Depends on your confidence. If you don't like missing, go for 190 and then try 200. If you wanna go balls to the walls, go for 200. IMO you're good for 200, maybe 205-210.
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yeh there is, an at least for me it works pretty damn well until you get to double figure reps - basically you x the rep number by 2.5, an take that % off of your 100% 1rm >so 80% is an 8rm, 87.5% is a 5rm, 92.5% is a 3rm etc
a 180lb 3rm gives a 195lbs 1rm
I felt like this calculator was pretty accurate for me.
One rep max calculator
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I like this one http://www.muscletech.com/CALCULATOR...max.shtml?text because it is specific based on each lift and I think its more accurate because of it. In my opinion to bench 200 you need to 3 rep 185, though if 180 was easy maybe you'll get it.
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rbar, gotta say, I don't particularly like that one. I put in 235 at 6 for Deadlifts and gave me like 278 I think it was...and put in 225 at 6 for squats and gave me 279 for my 1RM. I don't see myself squatting more than I DL in, uhh, ever >_>
Unless I did something wrong with the calculator. Then I'd just feel stupid.
Id try 205 with a spot. That way you can have a 45 and a 35. Thats enough of a reason for me. Plus, I think one of the best parts about maxing is failing a few times on a weight (with a good spot), because when you finally nail it, it feels that much better. Just my $.02