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    Quote Originally Posted by jj80 View Post
    If you get to 5 reps and know for a fact the 6th isn't possible (5 was a real grinder) do you still go for it in order to concentrically fail? On every work set?
    If I did a working set and got to 5 and knew 6 wasnt possible - I would normally do a 2nd set with the same weight. Really depends how I feel though - if I think f**k yea I can increase and either hit 5 again or 4 i'll increase.





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    Quote Originally Posted by jj80 View Post
    If you get to 5 reps and know for a fact the 6th isn't possible (5 was a real grinder) do you still go for it in order to concentrically fail? On every work set?
    That's when you can try advanced techniques like paused reps



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    What I'm asking is do you deliberately fail? i.e. Go for the reps you know you wont get. Is that the way youre supposed to do each work set.
    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 jj80 View Post
    What I'm asking is do you deliberately fail? i.e. Go for the reps you know you wont get. Is that the way youre supposed to do each work set.
    I think your over thinking things about - you dont set yourself up to fail but you dont do a weight you know you go do 10-12 with and just stop at 6 - you goal is to hit 6 reps - if you do you increase your weight and the goal is to hit 4 or 5.


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    OK so then you're not supposed to fail every set just get 4-6 reps, going to failure isn't necessary?
    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 jj80 View Post
    OK so then you're not supposed to fail every set just get 4-6 reps, going to failure isn't necessary?
    I will normally get to my 1st working set - get to 6 and fail - it may take you a few weeks to work out how to jump your weights, how to increase or decrease where needed.

    Your really wanting to put maxium effort into every set and rep...if you got to 6 and felt like you could of done 10 I would just count that as another warm up and increase.


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    did my first workout under max-ot style yesterday
    was pretty good, in and out in under 45 minutes, messed up a few sets trying to get the weight right should be all sorted by next week

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    I plan to keep with this routine until my birthday in February.


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    Good stuff felix


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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    Good stuff felix
    Thanks

    I have a serious commitment issue when is comes to gym routines as anyone would see if they read my training log. going to give it a far crack and hopefully stick to it for the whole 9-10ish weeks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Felixflex View Post
    Thanks

    I have a serious commitment issue when is comes to gym routines as anyone would see if they read my training log. going to give it a far crack and hopefully stick to it for the whole 9-10ish weeks

    Good stuff mate - the thing I enjoy about Max-ot is you know what your doing for 9-10 weeks - you know you'll only be in the gym for 30-45 min tops and you know you will have a full week off after the end of the 9-10 weeks.

    Stick with it mate!


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