Predicting maximal strength

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This little application tries to predict the maximal strength (1RM) based on a repetitions to fatigue (RTF) value.

The calculation is based on the so called KLW formula:

[math] 1RM = w\cdot(0.988+0.0104\cdot x+0.00190\cdot x^2-0.0000584\cdot x^3) [/math]

The horizontals axis denotes the number of repetitions, the vertical axis denotes the ratio 1RM/RTF.


  • W. Kemmler, D. Lauber, J. Mayhew, and A. Wassermann: "Predicting Maximal Strength in Trained Postmenopausal Woman", Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 20(4), (2006), pp. 838-842.