Wathen formula

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Wathen formula
Variable Instructions Datatype
`(w) "This is the lifted weight for the reps"` Decimal (lb)
`(r) "this is the number of reps"` Integer
Type
Equation
Category
vCommons
Contents
2 variables
Rating
ID
Dasha.Wathen formula
UUID
e6abed16-1d21-11e6-9770-bc764e2038f2

The Wathen Max Weight calculator computes the approximate maximum weight one can lift using the Wathen formula.

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose your preferred units and enter the following:

  • (w) This is the weight lifted in repetitions.
  • (r) This is the number of reps.

Max Weight:  The calculator returns the approximate max weight in pounds.  However, this can be automatically converted to other mass or weight units (e.g. kilograms) via the pull-down menu.

Math / Science

Max Repetition Weight formulas like Wathen are intended to provide an estimate on the maximum weight one can lift without having to attempt such a lift.  The motivation is to avoid injuries associated with lifting one's max.

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