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    Just for the hell of it I went to the gym today and did 2x8 warmup sets then 3x8 work sets with greatly reduced weight compared to what my SS log will have me do tomorrow.

    I felt like a million bucks afterward, full of energy. Plus it only took me barely 1/2 an hour. Squat, press, RDL, bench. Boom. Done.

    I just can't seem to create any lasting strength with the SS program. I either overdo it and can't recover or else there's so much recovery I don't progress. Hence my sneaking suspicion that I might be ready for a good low rep high weight vs. high rep low weight discussion.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 170 x 3. Current Deadlift: 220 x 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    It is really stupid to believe that if I fail to lift a super heavy weight 5 times and then sit on my ass for 3 days I will magically be able to do it next time. What makes more sense is to lift lighter weight more times more often until it's so easy I can do it in my sleep.
    You know, the difference between a "succesful" and a "failed" squat or bench press depends entirely on the acceleration of the barbell. The threshold for success on planet Earth happens to be approximately 9,81 m/s^2. Anything less and you won't be able to complete the concentric portion of the lift. However, there's nothing magical about that number - and you don't actually have to beat it to grow stronger.

    Having said that, eccentric training probably won't provide the best results possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Just for the hell of it I went to the gym today and did 2x8 warmup sets then 3x8 work sets with greatly reduced weight compared to what my SS log will have me do tomorrow.

    I felt like a million bucks afterward, full of energy. Plus it only took me barely 1/2 an hour. Squat, press, RDL, bench. Boom. Done.

    I just can't seem to create any lasting strength with the SS program. I either overdo it and can't recover or else there's so much recovery I don't progress. Hence my sneaking suspicion that I might be ready for a good low rep high weight vs. high rep low weight discussion.
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    I lift weights Monday through Friday. Each session is about 45 minutes, except for Thursdays which are shoulder days. On Thursdays it takes me a little over an hour, because I spend a good half hour training my rotator cuff muscles after having done the heavy work.

    I sprint on Sundays, but that is usually around 20 minutes. And I walk a fair amount.

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    I try to be done in an hour, 90 minutes top. usually when I combine cardio and weights its on the longer end, but that's only once or twice a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by primal_alex View Post
    I workout after 6 hours fasting (14 hours when I go sunday morning).
    My routine usually lasts 45-50 minutes, almost all is weightlifting.
    Obviously you have a low bf with all the fasting and working out, curious as to how strong you are? Bench, dead, squat numbers ect?

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    Workout yesterday was about 8 minutes, followed by 5 minutes sitting so that I could walk without passing out. Today I have a good full body soreness going. Wednesday I'll do it again.

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