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    when doing push presses...

    i always get one just straight nasty set where i kill a previous record...or just a very good set overall for example last week i did 135 for a set of 8
    my second working set i could only do 4, and could barely move it after that

    is this normal for this kind of exercise?

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    How is your lactic threshold? PP's take a toll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greathuskie
    i always get one just straight nasty set where i kill a previous record...or just a very good set overall for example last week i did 135 for a set of 8
    my second working set i could only do 4, and could barely move it after that

    is this normal for this kind of exercise?
    How long were you resting between sets? Were you well fed? How well did you sleep last night?

    These are all factors that have an effect.

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    lots of different things affect how well you perform on certain days, another is your diet!
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    this isnt a one day thing, this is a consistent thing

    i always rest 2-3+ min plus between sets

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    maybe u shouldn't go all out on ur first set, which is wat it seems like ur doing. Maybe u should post an entire workout so we can get a better idea of wats happening. For example, just jot down ur warm up, rest between each set, wat u ate an hour before, two hours before, the day before, etc. Also, it might even help if you took off a few days from the exercise itself. I know that when I took off a year from benching, my bench went up dramatically.

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