Maximum Load (1RM)
Suppose you need to determine your maximum load (1RM) for a weight training exercise. In that case, there is a way of obtaining an approximate value based on the weight you used and the number of repetitions you can perform before failure for that exercise.
- 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
- EPLEY, B. (1985) Poundage Chart. Boyd Epley Workout. Lincoln, NE: Body Enterprises.
- LANDERS, J. (1985) Maximums Based on Reps. National Strength and Conditioning Association Journal. 6: 60-61.
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- MACKENZIE, B. (2000) Maximum Load (1RM) [WWW] Available from: https://www.brianmac.co.uk/maxload.htm [Accessed
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