Please explain what your criteria of rating will be?
That is more or less the point of this thread. I want (if possible) a formula to take reps with weight and assign a value to it that would help a comparison between a different weight with different reps.
How about just adding more weight to the bar
Let’s see in the book NROL for the hypertrophy section he jumps around in reps/weight from session to session. So the point is to determine if I am still moving up even though I am doing more reps with less weight.
Can it all be so simple? Clearly not.
The inner report analyst in me likes to see it in on a graph.
and more food to the plate every week?
Please explain to me why food intake as anything to do with this.
Training in different rep ranges trains different strength qualities, or at least alters different strength qualities in varying proportions to one another. As a result, the exact relationship between your, for example, 3 rep max and 10 rep max will not be constant.
The thing you have to remember about those x-rep max calculators is that they’re very rough estimates and the margins of error are large enough to make your whole attempt at gauging progress in finer increments than you are now pretty hopeless. To even come up with a reasonably approximated curve for yourself comparing reps/weights would require a ton of data, given that that data would contain so much noise.
So in short, if you want to make a graph to track your progress in the long run, well after the fact, then have at it. If you want to track progress more precisely from day to day or week to week, well then this probably isn’t going to be any more fruitful than a pen and paper log like the rest of us use.