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Old 08-19-2005, 05:53 PM   #1
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Maxing Out

Would it be ok to max out during a cruise or is there a better time to do this during DC training?
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Old 08-19-2005, 06:23 PM   #2
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Eric, you obviously don't know what the cruise is for. And maxing out? Do you think you bodies been conditioned to try something like this? NO. DC training isnt about maxing out. Come on buddy. Please if you do a program be familiar so you are totally successful and do not get hurt. Please be careful.
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:34 PM   #3
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Im beginning to wonder if through answering all these... questions... that avatar of yours is eventually going to become you future m
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:39 PM   #4
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I've went very low like 2 or 3 reps just to see what I could do, towards the end right before the actual cruise.
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Im beginning to wonder if through answering all these... questions... that avatar of yours is eventually going to become you future m
I'm fine.
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Haha im sure you are that was in jest of course but man that cracks me up especially while listening to The Bravery- Honest mistake... lol
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:02 PM   #7
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Why would you max out? Just for ego? That's where many people get their injuries. Use one of those 1 rep max calculators on the internet, that's good enough for bragging rights if you have to know what your max is.
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:06 PM   #8
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Would it be ok to max out during a cruise or is there a better time to do this during DC training?
ermm.... if you must max out for some odd reason, do it after the cruise (at least thats what i would do anyways if i HAD to max -- i dont bother maxing). ideally you wouldn't even do it at all while training DC style. besides, you're using low enough reps on most exercises to get a good idea of your 1 rm anyways. a typical DC rotation is kind of like this:

blast -- set baselines,
-- crush them every following workout, pretty close to the overtraining line.
-- consistently eat those 6 meals per day... not hungry? eat it anyway.

*crosses over that line of overtraining, progress drastically slows or stops*

cruise -- relax for a bit, both workout and eating wise. workouts are lighter and really only intended for maintenance (no rest pauses, don't push the limits. lift heavy, but you're not trying to set new records here). if you lose a little strength, no worries. take this time to try out any new exercises you might want to add in future blasts and see which exercises might need to be swapped out for new ones.

*recovered, not feeling overtrained and ready to go*

-- set new baselines for all exercises and get ready for another blast!

what are you maxing out for?

if you're trying to pick the best time to hit the highest 1 rm possible, i'd do it after the cruise, about 2-3 weeks into the next intense training cycle. this way you're 100% fresh, and regained any lost strength during the cruise. and i wouldnt do it while DC training either.
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Why would you max out? Just for ego? That's where many people get their injuries. Use one of those 1 rep max calculators on the internet, that's good enough for bragging rights if you have to know what your max is.
I guess some of us like powerlifting.. I do and imo i would very much like to get an answer to this question. I've been thinking about it myself, maybe use the last few days before a cruise to max out and then take the normal cruise?
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Eric, you've asked this question before on another forum and you got the same answer there, will you ever learn? Get it into your head, you're not doing this to impress your mates with your one-rep maxes. You're just gonna end up hurting yourself - which will be mildly amusing for your friends maybe, but will YOU be laughing?

A cruise is to get your sanity (mental and physical) back, NOT to max out in bench press competitions. Get a grip mate.
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Just from my experience Eric, I usually got hurt doing my training for very high intensity 100% of more of my current max. I am far more imoressed by some crazy widowmaker set than a 50/50 shot at actually making a lift.
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:36 AM   #12
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I guess some of us like powerlifting.. I do and imo i would very much like to get an answer to this question. I've been thinking about it myself, maybe use the last few days before a cruise to max out and then take the normal cruise?
i like powerlifting... but if you know how much you can lift for 4-6 reps, you have a pretty darn good idea of where your 1 rm stands. its not like we're always doing 20 rep sets.

and why would you pick the time when you're most worn out both physically and mentally to get a max 1rm in the first place?
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