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Old 10-16-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
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Failure fixation

What do you guys think about this article? I found it pretty interesting
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:20 PM   #2
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I found this bit quite interesting...

The flip side of this, however, is where you’ll encounter problems. Let’s say you’ve just performed a particularly brutal lower body workout. You did so many squats or leg presses that you can barely walk, and you’re having trouble working the pedals in your car. Now, you’ll feel great because of what you just put yourself through, but what happens when you have to do it again the following week? You’ll remember what it was like to push yourself to – and perhaps past – failure with these difficult exercises, and you’ll find that talking yourself into doing it again is a bit of a challenge, to say the least.

“The psychological part of this is why you have to keep your volume low,” says Tate. “That’s why, with programs like Doggcrapp and HIT, the volume is so low. It’s also why, with programs like FST-7 that have much higher volume levels, most sets won’t go to failure.”
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:30 PM   #3
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The volume is not low because of the psicological part... off course you can do 10 widowmakers for legs... but we are not going for the pump, or the feeling or the volume...we are trying to achieve the heaviest widow our genetics allow, so we donīt train if we are not going to push our limits. Thatīs the key: Beat the logbook and donīt train till you are able to beat it again, keeping in mind that this constant beating must last for months, so if you destroy yourself you wonīt succeed
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:30 PM   #4
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Good read, I think most experienced trainees have learned this through trial & error, but is very valid or a beginner or intermediate trainee, or anyone that hasn't learned their limits and/or how their body responds to reaching those limits.
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