The Use of Selected Anthropometric Measures in the Prediction of a One-Repetition Maximum for the Bench Press Weight-Lifting Exercise
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Human Performance and Health Education
Health, Physical Education & Recreation
Dr. Patricia Frye
Dr. Mary Dawson
Dr. Roger Zabik
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The purpose of this study was to determine if selected anthropometric measures would accurately predict a one-repetition maximum (1RM) for the bench press. Sixty-two college students, 29 males and 33 females, were measured on six selected anthropometric variables and the criterion measure, a 1RM for the bench press. The independent variables were upper arm circumference, chest circumference, wrist circumference, lean body mass, and a 10-repetitions maximum (10RM). Pearson product moment correlations and multiple regression analyses were calculated for all subjects and for each gender. Regression equations involving a number of different combinations of variables were explored. The results indicated the existence of a large standard error of estimate in relation to the explained variance. This limited the situations in which the 1RM prediction equation for the bench press exercise was useful.
Thomas, Gerald L., "The Use of Selected Anthropometric Measures in the Prediction of a One-Repetition Maximum for the Bench Press Weight-Lifting Exercise" (1995). Masters Theses. 4528.