Every Masters athlete I know likes to compare their result with a “what-if” scenario, based on the current world record. That “what-if” is the famous age grade calculators.
For example, if I run 58 sec for 400m at age 55, that’s “equivalent” to a 49.03 based on the age grade calculator.
I don’t know about you, but 49 point sounds a lot better than 58! (Yes, my ego is shattered)
You can use Howard Grubb’s WMA Track and Field age-grading calculator 2014 (there are others out there)
Age-grade Calculator for Weights, and Body Weight Endurance
Photo: JENNIFER WHITNEY
Have you wondered where you stack up against other people in your age group? Well, now you can.
These PDFs are from this site:
Here is a quick Bench Press sample (Mens Open and M40, pounds) for those on smart phones and don’t want to open up a PDF:
For a M50 man at 181 lbs bodyweight, Bench Press numbers are at 150bs for Intermediate, 210 for Advanced, and 260 for Elite.
For Back Squat, it’s 205lbs for Intermediate, 280 for Advanced, and 365 for Elite.
For pushups, I have to do 25 for Intermediate, 45 for Advanced, and 60 for Elite.
Of course, Allan Tissenbaum would blow these numbers away :)
How do you compare?
Do you feel better now?