How do you calculate your one rep max? I'm looking for the actual equation, not a calculator. thanks guys
Most of the 1RM calculators are not very accurate. There are many variables depending on the exercise and the individual.
Here is one chart that I have found to be somewhat helpful though:
it really depends on the individual, like the above have said.
if your endurance sucks but your pressing/pulling strength is good, your 1RM can be decently higher than any calculator (which is just a formula) will estimate
Last edited by twm; 12-21-2009 at 09:30 AM.
You calculate it by trying it.
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^^^This. Calculating is OK, but you'll never really know until you try.
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Calculate one rep max:
1) Get under bar
2) Lift bar
3) Add some weight
4) Repeat steps 1-3 until unable to complete step 2.
5) Write down last weight successfully lifted. (Done)
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