Relative Strength Explained
We truly believe that measuring your strength by simply loading more weights onto a bar is not a true reflection of how strong you are. This is why we always utilise the ‘relative strength’ variation of all strength assessments because the only way to really assess your strength is by linking the load you can bench, against your bodyweight. So the way to work this out is simple, take a note of the maximum wight you can bench (in kg) and divide this by your bodyweight (in kg) and you’ll be given a ratio. This ratio is what you then need to concentrate on in order to improve your own strength, so you either need to bench a heavier load whilst remaining at the same weight, or lose weight and increase the load benched in order to increase your performance level.