Lift the weight for 3 reps. Rest for 2 to 4 minutes. If you were able to complete 3 reps using proper technique, but no more, then record this weight as your 3 rep max.

## What percentage of my max should I do for 3 reps?

For your second set, do 5 reps at 85 percent; then do 3 reps at **90 percent** for your third. For your fourth and fifth sets, do 10 and 12 reps, respectively, using weights that exhaust your muscles.

## What is a 3 rep max?

You will see repetition maximum used in exercise instructions. For example, “three sets of 6RM lifts” would mean performing each exercise using the weight you can only lift with good form six times. You would perform all of the exercises and then repeat the sequence two more times (three sets total).

## How do I calculate my max bench press?

To calculate the 1RM, you need **to divide the number of reps by 30, add 1, and multiply it by the weight you were lifting**. This is known as the Epley Formula, the most common formula for 1RM calculation.

## Is 225 a good bench?

But according to most strength standards, a 225 bench for a **woman under 200 pounds** would be an extremely competitive (advanced or elite) level lift. If you’re a woman and you can rep 225, you should be competing in professional powerlifting.

## How do you find your 5 rep max?

Attempt a 5-rep max. If successful, rest 2 – 4 minutes and return to step 5. If unsuccessful, rest 2 – 4 minutes and reduce load by 2.5% – 5.0% for upper body and 5% – 10% for lower body and return to step 6. Continue until you find your 5-rep max.

## What percent of my max should I workout with?

For optimal growth you need to lift for sets of eight to 12 reps, using **70 to 80 percent of your maximum**. If you can perform a max squat of 300 pounds, this means keeping your working sets should be between 210 and 240 pounds for eight to 12 reps.

## How many reps of 225 is good?

10 reps: Mediocre at best. **15 reps**: Respectable for most NFL positions. 20 reps: Strong. 25 reps: Powerhouse.

## How much should the average man be able to bench press?

So, how much can the average man bench press? **Around 185 pounds** for a single repetition. But if he keeps training the bench press seriously for ten years, it’s realistic to be able to bench press 290–335 pounds.

## How much weight should I lift for my size?

Your goals dictate the range of reps you should perform, and for how many sets you should do them: To develop maximal strength, lifting incredibly **heavy for 2–6 sets of 6 or fewer reps** is ideal, while lifting heavy-to-moderate weights for 3–6 sets of 8–12 reps is the way to go when it comes to building muscle size.