Same Squat Max Calculator as the main calculator page, but not as much text getting in your way! This calculator allows you to determine your squat max without having to actually perform your squat to the maximum. This helps to reduce the likelihood of injury, and keeps you lifting another day. The results are based on seven different widely accepted formulas for calculating your 1RM. Enjoy!
Unlike the bench and the bench max calculator a much stronger argument could be made for the importance of the squat in the development of functional strength. However, as mentioned in other posts, the standard behind the back squat does not necessarily equate to the balance and muscle activation that is typical in a functional everyday movement. Other variations of the squat including front squats, zercher (or scissor squats), goblet squats, dumbbell plie squats, and sandbag squats activate your leg muscles in a more functional sequence. All of the squats just listed include lifting a weight that is in front of the body either supported by the front of the shoulders and or the arms. Very rarely do we ever lift anything in our lives or in sports with the weight behind our body or resting on the back of our shoulders. With that being said, the amount of weight that is possible to lift (usually much more than the other variations listed) with the standard behind the back squat makes it an excellent way to achieve greater overall strength capacity to improve in the other squat variations. All versions of the squat, however, should be done with extreme caution and with proper supervision. The amount of weight bearing down on the skeletal system in these lifts are extremely dangerous when not performed properly.
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