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    Just switched up part of my weight routine this week. I tried doing one set to failure on dead lift. Wow! (I've been doing variations of 5 - set routines, 3 weeks training, one week off.)

    My 1 rep max is somewhere around 300 lb.

    I could not go to failure. Using 185 lb. I did 5 second up, 5 second down reps and had to stop at 6 -- was breathing like I'd sprinted up a hill.

    This was kind of a revelation about different strategies in lifting.


    Age: 65 (next week)
    Ht: 6'1"
    Wt.: 218
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