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Adaptation Factor

I came across this and wonder what you guys think.

Adaptation factor (AF) is a very rough measure of how much your body would improve in strength after a work out.

AF = (Total load lifted in workout)[(Average % of 1RM on lifts in %)^2][(Average effort on lifts in %)^2]/(Total load lifted in lifetime)

This is clearly very rough, IMO.

O-VER-THINK-ING!

[quote]Sentoguy wrote:
O-VER-THINK-ING![/quote]

Ha, no shit !

If people would actually grow bigger/stronger by overthinking, this forum could have a bazillion of 900 pound monstrosities posting…

total load lifted in lifetime? do you count all the times you carry out the trash?

how exactly do you quantify your effort in %?

[quote]Cephalic_Carnage wrote:
Sentoguy wrote:
O-VER-THINK-ING!

Ha, no shit !

If people would actually grow bigger/stronger by overthinking, this forum could have a bazillion of 900 pound monstrosities posting…[/quote]

Haha, right on.

I honestly have a feeling that he may have been kidding though (I hope so anyways).

[quote]Sentoguy wrote:
Cephalic_Carnage wrote:
Sentoguy wrote:
O-VER-THINK-ING!

Ha, no shit !

If people would actually grow bigger/stronger by overthinking, this forum could have a bazillion of 900 pound monstrosities posting…

Haha, right on.

I honestly have a feeling that he may have been kidding though (I hope so anyways).[/quote]

Remember how dead serious and defensive people were about their max natural lbm calculator…

[quote]Sentoguy wrote:
Cephalic_Carnage wrote:
Sentoguy wrote:
O-VER-THINK-ING!

Ha, no shit !

If people would actually grow bigger/stronger by overthinking, this forum could have a bazillion of 900 pound monstrosities posting…

Haha, right on.

I honestly have a feeling that he may have been kidding though (I hope so anyways).[/quote]

Yes I was kidding. I somewhat serious though. Adaptation is indeed a function of those variables. Putting them in an equation though is overthinking it. Haha…