Calculating your one rep max
Pick a weight you believe will challenge you for 10 reps (or another rep range that you choose). Complete as many reps as possible with proper form. Enter the weight and amount of completed repetitions into the calculator to find your result.
How to use your one rep max to choose weights:
Choosing a weight for strength:
- rep range of 1-5
- weight of 80-90% of 1RM
- start with 80% and go from there
Choosing a weight for hypertrophy:
- rep range of 8-12
- weight of 50-75% of 1RM
How to progress:
- start with a rep range and weight based on strength or hypertrophy
- once you can complete the maximum amount of reps in the range (for example, 12 if your range is 8-12), then add additional weight
- continue increasing your weight as you progress through the rep ranges
Progression is the only way to achieve continued results. If you do not use a challenging weight and increase it incrementally over time, you will not continue to gain muscle or strength.
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