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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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    Could be all mental

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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    It's mental. Try counting backwards.
    Give chalk a chance.


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