after4ever wrote:Bench 155 x 4! (70kgs x 4 reps)
I want to test my max,165,but I cannot...
If you are an ectomorph, you are probably a hardgainer and made highly of type 1 muscle fibers. Usually with highly type 1 muscle groups, those 1RM charts underestimate your max. For most people, they underestimate legs, since there are lots of type 1 muscle fibers in them for postural reasons and sustained low intensity walking activity and such. I am highly type 2 everywhere, and I usually get 4-6 reps at 80% of my 1RM, so they usually overestimate mine.
All that said, if someone estimates their max with 5 reps or less, does anyone mind if we put up an estimated 1RM? I've been meaning to ask that and if people are giving me estimates anyway.