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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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Thread: When to max out

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    When to max out

    If your following a routine when is a good time to max out? Should you do it on weeks where you feel good and do it right after you warm up and continue? Or maybe just at the end of our workout cycle before your break you can have a max out during the week???
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    i think maxing out for 1 rep is basically a waste of your workout day because you aren't good for many more reps if you do it in the beginning, and if you do it in the end then you won't get much and will be disappointed

    plus when you 1 rep max you are just asking for injury as it is hard to predict how much you think you can do and everybody wants to go just a little higher than they know what's good for them

    after all we are only human

    so my advice do a 4 rep max and use a calculator or something

    or use your 4 rep max to brag about, so when someone says 'i can max X lbs!'

    you say 'oh yeah well i can do that 4 times HA HAHA'
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    Originally posted by GuitarPlayer
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    i think maxing out for 1 rep is basically a waste of your workout day because you aren't good for many more reps if you do it in the beginning, and if you do it in the end then you won't get much and will be disappointed

    plus when you 1 rep max you are just asking for injury as it is hard to predict how much you think you can do and everybody wants to go just a little higher than they know what's good for them

    after all we are only human

    so my advice do a 4 rep max and use a calculator or something

    or use your 4 rep max to brag about, so when someone says 'i can max X lbs!'

    you say 'oh yeah well i can do that 4 times HA HAHA'
    nice, didn't think of that, thanks!
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    lol, well yea, 1 rep maxes are too much of a risk for injury unless you're competing or something.
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    I fuc ked up my shoulder last week trying to bench my max. And yes, it hurt, but I really wanted to know what my max was because I never tested it before.
    BTW it was 205 x 3, not bad for only lifting for 4 months
    I guess if I can do 205 x 3, then I could do 215 x 1.....hmmmm....
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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    I max out very often and have become quite strong in the process. You have to be smart about it though.


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