Originally Posted by CavaliersFTW
Interesting chart. I've learned that all people aren't created equally in terms of leverage/limb ratios, natural muscle mass/body fat, muscle composition (high twitch vs slow-twitch fibers) etc so I never really pay attention to charts. Is that a one-max-rep thing by the way?
You're definitely right about taking it with a grain of salt. What you see is just the averages from the data collected. At the end of the day, everyone is different. For example before I started lifting, I was a lazy stoner with chicken legs.But after about 5 months of hard work? At 180 I'm supposedly close to, or am Intermediate for the deadlift
...Which is "An individual who has trained regularly for up to a couple years."
So it's not something to obsess over, but it's still nice to compare...it's made me feel good at least
"The performance standards are adult standards for a single maximal repetition (1RM) based on competitive weightlifter and powerlifting classification systems in use from the 1950's to present."
"Tables for the basic barbell exercises are based on nearly 70 years of accumulated performance data and are not predicted or regression derived. These performance standards should not to be confused with strength norms."
Strength StandardsIn the Weightlifting Standards Tables, What formulas are used to calculate the different weights for each level for each exercise according to body weight
Dr Lon Kilgore created the Strength Stardard tables. They are not based on formulas. He explains:
Calculators and standards in the past have been very far off as they were derived from very wrong and limited subject pools. Performance standards are by nature a crude estimate of what we think someone should be capable of in a certain task under certain conditions. What is presented here are adult standards (>18 years old) based on competitive weightlifting and powerlifting (unaided) classification systems in use from the 1950's to the present. They are not predicted or regression derived.
Here are books with normative strength data for various strength tests:
Norms for Fitness, Performance, and Health
Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes
Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness
Standards are based on lifts with no assistive training gear (belt is acceptable) as described in each lift's official international competitive and/or as shown via link to exercise.
Training levels used in performance standards are as follows:
An individual who has not trained on the exercises before, but can perform them correctly.
An individual who has trained regularly for up to several months.
An individual who has trained regularly for up to a couple years.
An individual who has trained multiple years.
An athlete competing in strength sports. Keep in mind, the standards shown in the tables do not represent the highest level of strength performance possible.