Maximum Load (1RM)
If you need to determine your maximum load (1RM) for a weight
training exercise then there is a way of obtaining an approximate value based
on a weight and the number of repetitions you can perform to exhaustion for
that exercise. The following equations provide a good estimate of the maximum
load providing the number of repetitions does not exceed 10.
- Max Load
Calculator - a free Microsoft Excel spreadsheet which you can download and
use on your computer.
- BRZYCKI, M. (1993) Strength testing-Predicting a one-rep max from reps-to-fatigue. JOPERD, 68, p. 88-90.
- BAECHLE, T.R. and EARLE, R.W. and WATHEN, D. (2000) Resistance training.
In: BAECHLE, T.R. and EARLE, R.W., eds. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. 2nd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, p. 395-425.
The reference for this page is:
- MACKENZIE, B. (2000) Maximum Load (1RM) [WWW] Available from: http://www.brianmac.co.uk/maxload.htm [Accessed
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