The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    The wall of 12....

    Anyone else noticed this? When working with a weight that is heavy and performing high reps their seems to be a proverbial wall that is hit at the 12th rep in which any reps after the 12th rep are significantly more strenuous.

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    Wannabebig Member PeteO's Avatar
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    Could be all mental

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    Wannabebig Member MenaceToSociety's Avatar
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    I think its all in our heads usually when i make it to my 12 rep in squats, I always wanna put it down afterwards. Even though i know i can still squeeze out another few reps. Its probably because growing up in highschool weight rooms they always told us to do 12 rep sets. Im no expert but i assume thats why.

  5. #4
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    That's likely getting to the time frame when lactic acid becomes another obstacle to overcome.

  6. #5
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    Well im finding on upper rep day its very hard to go for max reps, say if iwant to put it down around 15 and then i go for 20, yeah its really hard. I usually get some heavy disturbed or some kind of music to just rip through it.

  7. #6
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    i feel like squats in general are very mental..... I usually do 3x3, 1x8, 1x15-20.. the last time i told myself i would get 15 reps, i got 15, but when i told myself i would get 20, i absolutely made sure that i got 20.

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    its all mental.

  9. #8
    The Flyfisher rbtrout's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    So. Cal.
    It's mental. Try counting backwards.
    Give chalk a chance.

    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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