# Thread: This is how you find your max without maxing

1. ## This is how you find your max without maxing

If you want to find your max without maxing out this is a good way to do that.Next, you need to know what your best set of five, four, three, two, or one repetition is. Of course the most accurate is the single or 1 RM, but we can get a pretty accurate 1 RM by using your best two, three, four, or five RM. Here is the formula:
Take your best and multiply it by the numbers given.

2 reps - ? x 1.06
3 reps - ? x 1.12
4 reps - ? x 1.15
5 reps - ? x 1.18

This will give an estimate of your best 1 RM without actually having to do it. Now we have a number to work with.
Peace CDOG

2. no bad it was close to mine

3. or you can do the following to get 1 rep max:

10 rep max divided by .75

8 rep max divided by .80

6 rep max divided by .85

4 rep max divided by .90

2 rep max divided by .95

10 rep max tends to be more accurate than the lower rep max

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## Re: This is how you find your max without maxing

Thsis very similar to wat I use......you need to remove 0.03 from each number to get what I ue. It has always been accurate within a couple of pounds.

Originally posted by cdog
If you want to find your max without maxing out this is a good way to do that.Next, you need to know what your best set of five, four, three, two, or one repetition is. Of course the most accurate is the single or 1 RM, but we can get a pretty accurate 1 RM by using your best two, three, four, or five RM. Here is the formula:
Take your best and multiply it by the numbers given.

2 reps - ? x 1.06
3 reps - ? x 1.12
4 reps - ? x 1.15
5 reps - ? x 1.18

This will give an estimate of your best 1 RM without actually having to do it. Now we have a number to work with.
Peace CDOG

5. will this work for all 3 lifts?

B/c I remember finding a website that it was diff for bench/SQ/Deads. By a few points.

If I find it again I'll post it.

6. It has for me .Real close peace

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