M. Hannula, J.-P. Rontu, and J. Jauhiainen (Finland)
Maximal strength testing, and nonlinear data analysis
The one repetition maximum (1-RM) is an important
parameter in training program planning in weight lifting.
In this study a multilinear regression model (MLR)
analysis was applied in the assessment of 1-RM from a
submaximal exercise data collected from 24 subjects. In
data collection a submaximal bench press lift was
accurately recorded with an accelerometer. The data was
analyzed in order to predict the 1-RM from the
submaximal weight lift. The validation results of the
developed MRL model were encouraging. The model
resulted in 9.1 kg inaccuracy in prediction of 1-RM form
submaximal exercise parameters.