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    Would this lead to eventual burn out?

    Hey all,

    The Last say 8 weeks I have been doing this with my squats and deadlifts,

    on Wednesday is when I do my deadlifts and its the first movement I do, well I only do one working set with lots or warm up leading up to it of which I go for 5 reps but if i hit 5 I go till failure which is usually 5 - 8 then end the set.

    The reason I go beyond 5 is, is to tell myself that if i can do 6 - 8 of the current workouts weight I should be able to get 5 next week with 2.5kgs / 5lbs more on the bar cause I hell i just did 6 - 8 i doubt a tiny bit more weight will drop the reps below 5...

    for example ill write down my last 8 weeks single ending work set.


    W1: 385 x 6
    W2: 396 x 7
    W3: 401 x 6
    W4: 407 x 8 ...This is when I decided to always work till pure failure rather than when i felt was enough, thats why i got a higher rep score than the previous weeks
    W5: 412 x 7
    W6: Sick
    W7: 418 x 6

    ...Now weeks 5 and 7 whoa, killed me so bad I couldn't squat at all on the following Fridays cause it made my back so sore, and if i tried to squat it would swell those to massive back tendons up so i couldn't move/ bend for about 5 mins so just wouldn't squat those weeks

    Same deal with squats on friday but id set my rep limit to 10 then more if i got 10 except for the last 2 weeks where my back was too sore to squat

    so my question after all that:

    Would having one work set on deads and sqauts till failure eventually burn me out the way ive been doing it?

    Or Should I just keep going till I find out where my 5 reps stop and then go for a single then have a break from it...

    Thanks Cya
    Bodyweight : 195 - Height: 5' 9

    Current lifts:
    DL - 490 x 1 - 462 x 4 ... Nearly 500 so close
    BS - 374 x 1 - 330 x 5
    BP - 302 x 1 - 258 x 5, 225 x 10
    BR - 231 x 1 - 209 x 5
    PP - 220 x 1 - 198 x 4

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    Maybe this could be moved seeing as it is in the wrong forum. You could message one of the mods.

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    oops that was a accident, thanks i would not have noticed..

    can someone with the authority move this too body building forum please

    or where do i ask that lol
    Bodyweight : 195 - Height: 5' 9

    Current lifts:
    DL - 490 x 1 - 462 x 4 ... Nearly 500 so close
    BS - 374 x 1 - 330 x 5
    BP - 302 x 1 - 258 x 5, 225 x 10
    BR - 231 x 1 - 209 x 5
    PP - 220 x 1 - 198 x 4

    My journal: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=108252&page=3

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    Senior Member kornmong's Avatar
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    anything to say?
    Bodyweight : 195 - Height: 5' 9

    Current lifts:
    DL - 490 x 1 - 462 x 4 ... Nearly 500 so close
    BS - 374 x 1 - 330 x 5
    BP - 302 x 1 - 258 x 5, 225 x 10
    BR - 231 x 1 - 209 x 5
    PP - 220 x 1 - 198 x 4

    My journal: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=108252&page=3

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    It's fine to go past your rep goals for the week but, as you are finding out, training to absolute failure can be pretty punishing. I'd keep a couple of reps in the tank, meaning a couple of reps short of failure. You'll make the same progress and you won't beat yourself up so bad.
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    IMO, if I were doing what you are, it would burn me out quick. I don't like to push my self to failure every week like that or even train heavy like that back to back on a particular exercise.
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    i find i have to push myself to failure every workout, not pushing myself to failure or having more than 4 days away from the gym ends with me losing progress.


    to be honest i find progress very slow and hard to make but i have to work myself hard to maintain at the very least

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