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  1. lawrencel715

    lawrencel715 New Member

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    rep max conversions. what i mean is, if my 1rm is 225 on benching, then how heavy should i lift if i want to use 8 reps, 12 reps, 15 reps, etc.? is there some conversion table where it shows the percentage weight for a certain amount of reps?

    the background + other questions:

    So i've been doing a 5x5 bill starr, while eating a lot. went from about 155 to about 168lbs now in the past 10-12 weeks. i've set PRs almost every week, so the program and eating have benefitted greatly, but i'm developing a bit of a belly, so i want to cut a bit just to change it up a bit, and eventually bulk again.

    so my question is, what happens if i cut down on calories, yet continue the 5x5 routine? the 5x5 is for strength, but that won't be attained with less eating. are higher sets/lower reps not recommended for cutting? i read this somewhere at some time, but i can't find it anymore.

    should i go for a lower set/higher rep routine to complement the cut in calories? i'm thinking about going back to waterbury's total-body routine, which has relatively low sets/high reps. i like its liberal variety of exercises i could do. i miss doing pull ups, military presses, and calf exercises. so with this routine, there's lots of varieties in the amount of reps and sets, which is why i'd like a calculator mentioned earlier. i wouldn't know what weights to use for a 2x18.


    cliffs: stopping bulking phase (though i'm not exactly that big) and starting cutting phase. should i stop the bill starr 5x5 routine and go for a lower set/higher rep routine like waterbury's total-body routine? i need a calculator converting 1rm to 8rm, 12rm, etc.
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    dude, start working up and find out there is no conversion.
    I would guess if you can bench 225 you can bench 155 for 8-15

    keep doing it until you stop getting stronger, then cut some volume out.

    low sets/high reps is not optimal for dieting, stick with heavier lifting.
     
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    lawrencel715 New Member

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    is this true? i always thought the following usually applies: 3-5 reps for strength, 5-8 reps for hypertrophy, 8-12 reps for endurance (which also means getting more lean?)

    actually, i don't know how reps and sets correlate to bulking or cutting. i obviously won't get stronger if i cut back on calories, so what does it mean if i do 3-5 reps?
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    why would I post it if it where a lie... Of course tis true, no I don't have articles or pub med to prove it.
    and yes you can still get stronger if you cut back ion calories, you just wont get bigger. Gaining strength does not mean gaining muscle but usually the opposite is true.
     
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    sportsjunkie OT Supporter

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    to answer the first question, you may want to review the Oxford, DeLorme, and DAPRE exercises :dunno:
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    You went from 155-168, over what period of time. Because if it was 2-3months you probably put on like 4lbs of muscles if you were lucky
     
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    my favorite calculator ever was the TI-89...i felt like i could take over the world with that thing
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    i finished my sisters online algebra course in 6 hours with that thing, got a 100% in the course :run:
     
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    1RM calculators are useless
     
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    i used the hp one. it was a piece of crap, other than minesweeper that i played everyday at calc.
     
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    yea it was a relatively short period of time, which is why i want to cut back a little. it's all been relatively clean foods too. i jog like 20 minutes twice a week and bike an hour once a week, along with 3 days of lifting. it must be all the avocados, peanut butter, and pasta in my diet.
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    or it could have been the number of calories in general
     
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    Clean calories don't count as calories right, that's why I eat 12 pounds of fruit everyday as snacks :x:
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Back in the day I found my 1RM was around 5lbs per rep minus 1-2 reps from the calculation. BUT THAT WAS ME.

    I.e. 135+ (10 reps x5) -(5 or10lbs) = 175-185 1rm

    Worked for bench and biceps, which is all I cared about for a 1RM. Rest of the time I just used it to gauge ~ what % of weight I should be doing for my sets.

    Now I dont give a shit about specific 1RM numbers and just try to maximize the benefit out of each lift...
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    You cared what your 1RM would be for a bicep exercise? :hsugh:
     
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    :mamoru: I was in high school
     
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