I’ve been seriously weight training now for 3 months so it was high time I actually figured out what my maximum weights are. This is important as it will dictate what weights to life for strength training, and what to lift for endurance.
I went to Letchworth gym, and the plan was to warm up then do 2 reps on a machine at a lowish weight and then increase the weight, one setting at a time until I could not do 2 controlled reps any more.
5 mins rowing for a warm up as it is whole body and then hit the machines. The results were actually quite surprising.
Leg Extension – 50kg
Leg Curl – 52.5kg
Abductor – 70kg
Adductor – 70kg (This is the maximum on the machine, I think I could do another 5-10kg)
Leg Press – 140kg
Squat – 75kg
Bench Press – 60kg
I will repeat the test every 4 weeks I think and monitor progress.