Hello. I’m thinking of making my own version of the RM calculator, and I’ll need your help. Basically, I’ll be using statistics to determine the “best” coefficients for reach RM% range. It definitely won’t be 100% accurate, but with your help, it could become more accurate than a lot of calculators you can find in the internet.
Here’s all you need to do. Determine the the MAXIMUM number of unassisted reps w/ good form you can do for the bench press using the ff. 1RM percentages: 90%, 85%, 80%, 75%, 70%, 65% and 60%. The format would look something like this:
90%: 3 reps
85%: 5 reps
80%: 7 reps
75%: 10 reps
70%: 13 reps
65%: 17 reps
60%: 22 reps
No need to give me your poundages. With enough data, I can make coefficients that are statistically accurate up to 20+ reps, so I’ll be needing a lot of your help. To make your data sound, determine everything in one workout that looks like this:
- Make sure you OPTIMALLY rested and nourished yourself.
- Obtain a safety rack and/or a spotter.
- Using multiple sets of singles, work up to your 1RM for the day.
- Rest 5-10 minutes after your 1RM set and do your 90% set to failure.
- Rest 5-10 minutes and do your 85% set to failure.
- Rest 5-10 minutes and do your 80% set to failure.
- Etc… until you finish your 60% set to failure.
Make sure you do everything in maximum controlled speed so you can maximize your reps. If anything, this workout is a great way to condition your bench press, so you really won’t be wasting your time doing this.
As soon as I have enough data, I’ll be releasing the coefficients to you guys. Thanks.