How Much Can You Lift?

"How much can you bench?" "How much can you squat?" These questions usually refer to single rep maximums. The problem with trying to answer them is that actually attempting single rep maxes can be hazardous to your health.
You might also be asked something like "How many pullups can you do?" These questions are less dangerous to answer, but may be more painful than the first type.

There's a better way!

For your chosen exercise, enter a weight that you know you can lift & the maximum number of reps that you can lift it in the form below. To answer the first question ("How much weight ...?"), enter "1" in the box labeled "Reps" & click outside the field or hit the Tab key. Your answer will appear in the box labeled "Weight". This is usually within about five pounds of the "experimental" answer. To answer the second question ("How many reps...?"), enter a weight in the "Weight" box. The number of reps you can perform, more or less, will appear in the "Reps" box. You can try other numbers of reps & get the weight you can lift that many times, too.

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