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    Risk10k Clifford Gillmore's Avatar
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    A touch of math.

    Say my working weight is 60% of my 1RM, so I'm training my 60% and adding each week. Say my bench is at 126.25, so it looks roughly like so 126.25 = 0.6. Does that mean my 1RM equals 210lbs?

    I'm doing a GVT 10 x 10 routine and made gains on my working weight, I'm just trying to see how it translates into real money.

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    I dnt hink their is any calculation that will give u yoyr 1 rep max you will just have to try it. i think they will be close but it depends on wether uve carb loaded all day and what you have done before and how much sleep uve been getting. the best way to find out is it just try it instead of ure 10x10 or do it before it wont kill ya 1 workout
    my journal

    weight 202 - (bf around 14%)
    Bench - 286
    deadlift - new pr on the 23/12/06 190 kilo (430 pound)
    squat - 264 ATF


    200 pound at 10% bf by next summer

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    Senior Member Anthony's Avatar
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    The only way to know for sure is to try it.
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    SFW! drew's Avatar
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    Your 1RM is whatever you can lift for 1 rep. There are guys who can rep 300 20x on squats and wouldn't have a chance at a 500 1RM. And there are guys who could Max at 500 and would be lucky to hit 8x300. It all depends on the individual.

    If you want to know your 1RM, then max out.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Senior Member Sensei's Avatar
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    Formulas are usually all right for predicting a 1 rep max, but they get less and less accurate the more reps you do... Here's one:

    The Nebraska Formula
    reps x .03 x the weight, plus the weight
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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