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5x5 weight reflective of 1RM?

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2003/11/26 18:18:31 (permalink)

5x5 weight reflective of 1RM?

OK right now on Frankie's 5x5 program I have been doing reps with about 365 lbs (166kg) on deadlift. Well I used one of those stupid 1RM calculators to figure out an estimate for my max, b/c I wanted to find my 1RM. My "estimated" 1RM was about 420(191). Well, I pulled 425, 455, then 470(213kg). Needless to say, I was pretty damn shocked. According to the crappy calculator I should be able to rep 365 9 or 10 times to max at 470....I have trouble getting it 5-6 times! Something isn't adding up here, can this be right? Is the 5x5 weight supposed to have any reflection on 1RM's at all?

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    RE: 5x5 weight reflective of 1RM? 2003/11/26 20:47:26 (permalink)
    Nah, them calculators arent accurate
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    RE: 5x5 weight reflective of 1RM? 2003/11/27 08:45:10 (permalink)
    and also you are not maxing your 5 rep, you are doing 5x5 and you need to nail all of them reps which means you won;t be able to go all out on your first 5rep set.

    BUt having said that, the difference is pretty big! nice lifting with that 213kg mate!
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