11-12-2013, 02:08 PM
Yeah I agree with that totally.
Originally Posted by RichMahogany
11-12-2013, 02:36 PM
I've lifted under that philosophy (going to failure +about a 5-10 second "effort" to keep the weight moving) for the past couple years. It has definitely worked well up to this point. There certainly is debate though. How much intensity is necessary, and what constitutes failure? Some define the intensity issue as inroad and outroad...so there seems to be a balance of how much is enough to elicit those gains we want without excessive systemic fatigue. And I've even read some say that if going to failure you should not be "psyching" yourself up for the lift. Plus its just in my nature to let form slip for the sake of getting one more rep than last time. Call it being overcompetitive (even with myself) or even vanity, but it certainly keeps happening. So for me to stop a half rep or rep early is probably just admitting that my form suffers on the next rep. Not a big deal with anything except deadlifts and squats though I suppose (maybe dips as well).
Originally Posted by OldSchhool
Last edited by Neckhammer; 11-12-2013 at 02:38 PM.
11-12-2013, 02:48 PM
Yeah it's a real can of worms !
Originally Posted by Neckhammer
I mean let's say you fail on the 8th rep of barbell curls with 100 lbs, that doesn't mean that your biceps are 100% done, that just means that there are temporarily not enough fresh fibers available to complete another rep at that weight. Drop the weight to 90 lbs and you would likely get another rep or two. In theory to say they are totally exhausted you would have to continue with these drop till you were unable to lift only your arm to your shoulder and even then it would only be momentary muscular failure. That is failure to do concentric contractions, you would still be able to continue doing eccentric reps.
Last edited by OldSchhool; 11-12-2013 at 02:52 PM.
11-13-2013, 08:57 AM
Neck Dips 60lb x 7 reps- 1 set
Regular Dips 60lbs Rest pause reps-1 set
Lying DB presses - 2 sets
Push ups using intentions- 2 sets
Lying extensions 80lbs x 7+1 partial rep, 80lbs x 5 + 1 partial rep
Seated tricep extensions 35 lbs x 24=1 partial rep, 35 lbs x 16 reps.
11-13-2013, 08:55 PM
Little bit of squat work
275 x 3
315 x 3
345 x 1
375 x 1
10 Box jumps
11-14-2013, 10:09 AM
Smith machine squats- 20 reps-1set ( Someone was using the damn squat rack for deadlifts )
Leg press - 10 reps,10 reps,8 reps, 8 reps all done with the same weight with 35 seconds between sets.
Leg extensions- 1 set
Lateral raise- 1 set
Rear fly- 1 set
upright row superset with seated press-1 set
seated press-rest pause-1 set
rear flys using cable-2 sets
Can hardly walk today !!!
11-14-2013, 12:43 PM
5 min tempo run warm up, 6x100 @ 75% effort, 6x200 all out, 6x100 all out. 5 min cool down. I do enjoy
sprints, as it's the only regular session I do outside these days, come rain or shine. Only trouble is it leaves
me in no fit state to lift heavy 'til Saturday....
11-14-2013, 05:13 PM
Presses & Deadlifts 5/3/1+
Press: 120 x 5/140 x 3/155 x 5 (new PR by 5 lbs. About 7 lbs < bodyweight)
Deadlift: 330 x 5/375 x 3/420 x 4 (new 4-rep PR. Also, new 1-rep PR)
Light Squats: 2 x 5 x 255
Curls: 3 x 15 x 60
The Champagne of Beards
11-15-2013, 12:44 PM
So far... a nice long brisk walk. It was cold, but felt good. Coming up, squats and push ups...
11-17-2013, 07:20 PM
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