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09-24-2005, 03:52 PM
As of late my 225 reps has been going up but I feel as though my 1rm is going down. Now it could be because I am attempting this after I go to failure with my 225X6. Is it possible that my 225 reps are going up are causing my 1rm to fall?

09-24-2005, 04:25 PM
Defiantly not a good idea to attempt a 1rm after going to failure imo. Only way to find out though would be to do a couple warmup sets (nothing to failure) then work your way up to your 1rm. That will tell you if its going down or not.

09-24-2005, 05:19 PM
Yeah that sounds like a logical approach because thinking about it now, Going for 225X6 I really gotta push it out. Takes alot outta me.

09-24-2005, 09:06 PM
You shouldn't be going to failure on rep sets if you are only concerned with your max.

09-24-2005, 10:12 PM
You're 1RM probably hasn't changed much, but why the hell would you be doing a set of 225x6 while working up to a max?

09-25-2005, 08:54 AM
No no no. I wasent but I was gonna do 250 for 2 and Only got one...so I got a little discouraged but now that I think about it. Itwould only make sense..

09-25-2005, 11:47 AM
Why don't you warm up and then go straight to 240, and try to keep it between 3-6 reps. More weight = more overload = more fiber recruitment.