I have a question about estimating the 1RM from the work sets. I’m familiar with the basic “laws” like 90% is roughly 3RM and 85% is 5RM. But my question is, how does the number of sets affect this matter?
For example, if I can hit 3 x 180 kg in deadlift for ONE set my max will be something like 200 kg. But if I can hit that same set MULTIPLE times (say 3 x 3 x 180 kg), what would that mean?
I know these things are not foolproof accurate and differ very much individually, but just wanted to hear your thoughts. I use this kind of calculations as a tool to predict my strength gains and to make sure I’m ready to try a certain weight when maxing out.
Thank you in advance!