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    Quote Originally Posted by joe View Post
    How do you guys workout what no. of sets to use when doing this. I mean, if you're doing 5 reps... generally the go is to do 5 sets, right? 5 by 5. What about 2s, 3s, 10s, etc? I've seen 'prelepins table' but it doesnt look totally right to me.
    There's no set rule man. Just keep on going until you are fkd.

    Tonight i did 5 sets of 3 reps for front squats. A couple of weeks ago i did 10 sets of 3 reps.

    Just get under the bar and squat!
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    I wonder when to stop sometimes. On bench my best 10rm is around 90kg. So I did 5 sets of 8. Last one I only got 6. I did a 6th set and got 3 (from memory). I was f'd allright. Chest is still sore 2 days later, not sure if I went overboard.

    Do you guys ever go so hard that you can only get like 3 reps on your 10rm weight? When picking up the bar gets heavy?

    When do you know when to stop?
    1rms: BP: 140kg touch'n go, MP: 85kg, Weighted Chin ups:60kg+104kg bodyweight. Squats/deadlifts: Injured, maybe 20kg each now (including bar weight).


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    Quote Originally Posted by joe View Post
    I wonder when to stop sometimes. On bench my best 10rm is around 90kg. So I did 5 sets of 8. Last one I only got 6. I did a 6th set and got 3 (from memory). I was f'd allright. Chest is still sore 2 days later, not sure if I went overboard.

    Do you guys ever go so hard that you can only get like 3 reps on your 10rm weight? When picking up the bar gets heavy?

    When do you know when to stop?
    I would guess that set where you only managed 6 would be the point to stop flogging it.

    Sometimes I get zero reps on my 10 rep weight.
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    It all depends on your ability to recover, in 2010 lifting was my life, i was taking in 5-6000 calories per day and sleeping 8-10 hours per night. I could squat every day, heavy, light, low reps, high reps.

    Now, trying to stay under 80kg puts me at 3000ish calories per day, interrupted sleep blah blah. Takes me atleast 2-3 days to recover at the moment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 0ni View Post
    With squats you generally have to grab it by the throat and face fuck it into submission
    I laughed...

    Though I'm stuck in traffic at 652 on a Saturday morning so my comedy judgement could be off..

    As for the op, squat more and track it better, going 80, 90, then back to 80 won't get you anywhere in my opinion


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    knowing when to stop is a very trial and error thing and sometimes it can benefit to do "too much". You just have to realise that you will pay the price after, but this isn't always a bad thing
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    Fantastic replies and thanks for them.

    From reading through that I've got some things to try over the summer - Fadi I'm keen to run that 3 week programme in January when I can commit to it. I'll let you know how I go.

    Someone asked my body weight, it's currently 101kg. I got down to that about a year ago and haven't really changed however I am slowly swapping fat weight for muscle weight (no scientific tracking, just going down clothing sizes).


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    oh a tip that I learned this week when squatting
    when you wear a belt, people normally give advice to push out against the belt right? But they never say where to push out... I was always pushing out with my abs to the front but never all the way around the sides and back really filling the whole lot out with my diaphram.

    I also started doing breathing exercises, I figured out that my erectors were taking a lot of the load from my stabilisers when I was doing shit like walking or whatever, so my erectors had been working all day before they go to the gym. So now I strengthened my diaphram, intercostals and so on so now my lower back is very recovered by the time I go to the gym. This helped put a fair bit on my squat pretty fast

    And it may have taken me 7x longer to figure that out if I wasn't squatting every day but just once a week. Practice the lifts
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    You didn't read it on Wikipedia?
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    im writing the article now
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