Calculate Your One-Rep Max!
Before beginning any strength-training program, you should determine your one-repetition maximum (1RM) to gauge your current strength level. Knowing your one-rep maximum will give a precise indication of how much weight you're capable of lifting for one repetition across a range of exercises, sport-specific or otherwise.
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Once you learn your one-lift capacity, you can design your program around these maximal weights. For example, it might be suitable for power-training that 85 percent of a one-rep maximum is used as a training weight for the bench press, squat, and deadlift. For toning, or developing a defined body for the beach, 70 percent or lower might be more appropriate.
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but u know what like it all depends i mean the calculator is pretty accurate but like some people are good at just doing one rep like some days i can barely do 295 more than 2 or 3 times and the calculator says my max is under 315 but when i try 315 i drive that **** up easy
awesome. i was able to recreate my high school program for strength training with the percentages provided for any workout at any weight and it didn't take me all day to do the math! lol.
hi guys..can help me? im lifting 5 pounds of dumbells and i lift it 70 times. how many reps is that?
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never done dead lifts before in my life and im 44 but took the advise and did 2 warm up sets and got up 175lbs 10 time. i could have done more but wanted to be careful. did another set to 8 so i stopped there. next week im goona try 180/185,i'm pretty sure i can do it but the warm ups were key. great advise ty!