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Old 02-14-2010, 03:14 PM   #1
Kevin Shaughnessy
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DL 1RM guestimation

I just pulled 280x5, is it safe to assume I can 1RM 315?

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Old 02-14-2010, 03:18 PM   #2
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Re: DL 1RM guestimation

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I just pulled 280x5, is it safe to assume I can 1RM 315?

Thank you,

Kevin
I've heard your 5RM is 86% of your 1RM, so that would mean your 1RM should be 325. That's just a correlation, everyone's different. There's only one way to find out.

Was your 5x280 set with perfect form?

If so, then my short answer is yes.
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:21 PM   #3
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I've heard your 5RM is 86% of your 1RM, so that would mean your 1RM should be 325. That's just a correlation, everyone's different. There's only one way to find out.

Was your 5x280 set with perfect form?

If so, then my short answer is yes.
My form wasnt perfect, I could feel my back come out of extensions a little but not too much I think.

Pulling DL 1RM scare me hah, 5rm is as high as I'll go.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:00 PM   #4
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Re: DL 1RM guestimation

That is a safe assumption, yes. Give it a roll and let us know how you do.
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:23 PM   #5
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Re: DL 1RM guestimation

"Pulling DL 1RM scare me hah, 5rm is as high as I'll go."

then you'll never have a 1RM
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:14 PM   #6
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Re: DL 1RM guestimation

What Jamie said. Estimates can be useful for a variety of purposes, but you don't have a 1RM until you actually lift the weight off the ground.

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Old 02-16-2010, 05:10 AM   #7
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Re: DL 1RM guestimation

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What Jamie said. Estimates can be useful for a variety of purposes, but you don't have a 1RM until you actually lift the weight off the ground.

Katherine
...then fail with the consequent, higher weight.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:47 AM   #8
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Re: DL 1RM guestimation

You will never know a 1rm unless you physically test.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:51 AM   #9
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Re: DL 1RM guestimation

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Pulling DL 1RM scare me hah, 5rm is as high as I'll go.
This is WEAK man! I feel like there is no better feeling in lifting that a 1RM Deadlift (though I haven't done tests for Oly. lifts).

The best DL feeling I ever had was going for a new PR. I walked up to the bar set myself up, pulled... and couldn't move it. I stepped back, took a minute to think about what I was doing, and tried again. Barely moved it. I walked around the bar a few times, psyching myself up... walked over and quickly set up and pulled that beast off the ground. It was like a full 10second pull, but I did it.

1RM's are great.
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:42 PM   #10
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Re: DL 1RM guestimation

In Wendlers 5/3/1 E-Book he uses the following formula for a rough 1RM estimate:

Weight x Reps x .0333 + Weight = Estimated 1RM

For you this equals 326, which sounds about right, and is pretty consistent with other estimates ([i]Warning:rant ahead./I] note that grownups provide ESTIMATES, not guestimates. That word is a silly hybrid that shouldn't exist because it means the exact same thing as the original! At least in my opinion ).

Don't let people around here convince you that you HAVE to go for 1RMs. Three and five rep maxes are totally legitimate measures of strength and progress. The deadlift is pretty safe if you refuse to compromise form but even so, for some people the risk of going heavier may not be worth it.
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