you want to find out how strong you are? Sure we all do. Need to know
what your one rep max is for a new workout program based on percentages?
It is simple! Use the following calculator and table to figure it out.
Of course, this is only an estimate. Your actual one rep max could be
higher or lower! (Hopefully higher!)
1 Rep Max Percentages
USING THE TABLE:
This is how you use the table. Find the number of reps to concentric
failure that you can perform with a certain weight. In other words, if
you can only do eight reps with a certain weight and could not possible
do another full rep, that is your point of failure. Find the percentage
associated with that number of repetitions from the table above.
divide the weight that you can do by that percentage using decimals (83
percent equals .83) and that will give you an approximation of your one
repetition maximum. For example, if you can perform 10 reps with 175
lbs. in the bench press, that means that 175 lbs. is 75% (0.75) of your
one repetition maximum. So you would take 175 divided by .75 and that
would equal 233 lbs. You should probably use your calculator, we knew a
guy who did it in his head and said he could bench 3000 lbs. Good luck!