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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?

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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    About training heavy deadlifts

    Just as an example, here's how my last Deadlifting session went:

    -45 x 10
    -95 x 5
    -135 x 4
    -185 x 3
    -225 x 2
    -275 x 1
    -315 x 1
    -355 x 1
    -390 x 1
    -315 x 3
    -275 x 5

    My lower back was pretty toast for squats two days later. I mainly wanted to hit the 390 but decided to do extra sets after that. My question though is: if I had stopped after the 390 x 1, could that have been considered a productive workout? The sets preceding 390 (my current 1RM) were considered warming up I suppose, but at the same time it's not like they are really easy things to lift starting at the 275-315 area.

    So I don't know what to really consider work sets, were the 315 and 355 "work sets?" And I don't know if I'm supposed to be done after I max or if I should do a couple extra sets. I am deadlifting every 4-5 days at the moment, with squats inbetween those.
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 05-22-2010 at 05:12 PM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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