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Definition of Repetition Maximum

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Updated May 01, 2014

Definition:

A repetition maximum (RM) is the the most weight you can lift for a defined number of exercise movements.

A 1 RM, for example, is the heaviest weight you can lift if you give it your maximum effort. A 1RM is your personal weightlifting record for any particular exercise. It could be a squat or deadlift or any other.

A 10RM would be the heaviest weight you could lift for 10 consecutive exercise repetitions.

Also Known As:

RM

Examples:

The exercise program calls for 3 sets of 6RM lifts.

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