How Strength Level Calculates Your Overall Strength

We recently added overall ranking to user profiles to help you compare yourself to other lifters. The overall ranking is based on your total in the Big-3 exercises — bench press, squat and deadlift. What does it look like? Here is an example profile. Jack Hudson has been lifting consistently for a couple of years: We add up his maximum lifts from bench, squat and deadlift, to give an estimated total of 500 kg. [Read More]

How to easily track your bodyweight

When you add your workouts on Strength Level, we ask you for your latest lifts and what bodyweight you were at the time. This allows us to accurately estimate how strong you are compared to other lifters at your bodyweight. The purpose is to see whether you are getting stronger and to adapt your routine to continue strength gains. One of the reasons this approach is better than tracking your lifts and bodyweight separately is that there is less to think about. [Read More]

Rating strength better, the early years of Strength Level

Strength Level began with a post back in 2007. Back then I was breaking my own lifting records weekly and training over 5 times a week in the gym. I noticed back then I was not always just increasing muscle mass. If I ate a lot I would also put on fat. I wanted a way of detecting this so that you would realise that more strength is not always a good thing if you are becoming less athletic overall. [Read More]