Why would 185 feel heavier then.....
- 05-27-2011, 12:38 PM
- 05-27-2011, 12:50 PM
to me when the weight is kinda light but not very light it actually hurts my joints more. I don't know why but it does. But when I go heavy I don't feel joint pains anymore. But that only happens to me, well mostly, on squats.
I don't know the science behind it though, sorry. Hopefully someone on here can make an input on this.
- 05-27-2011, 01:22 PM
05-27-2011, 01:41 PM
05-27-2011, 04:14 PM
05-27-2011, 04:33 PM
05-28-2011, 07:24 AM
With everything but heavy legs, I not only warm up, but I like to do a single with my working set then rest briefly before actually doing the set. I've found this has helped me tremendously with my progress especially on a calorie deficit. I guess it's a way to make extra sure I've warmed up, though it also helps offset any CNS burnout effects, too, allowing me to put off a deload so to speak (it's always psychological to me, I dont get joint problems).
EDIT: my heavy squats aren't so heavy anymore LOL ;( but I'll get back up in time. I just feel that if I do 1 and rack it, I wont want to do it ever again that day.
05-31-2011, 06:50 PM
05-31-2011, 07:04 PM
It's focus. Most training injuries in PL'ing happen during the sub-maximal weights because you're not treating them properly. Hell, the worst hamstring injury I've ever had was a direct result of this same thing about 4 years ago. I was working up to a set of 405 on deads and was just going through the motions in my warm-up sets. At 315, I still was nonchalant and ended up straining my hamstring bad enough to where it took over 6 months to properly heal.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
06-03-2011, 12:14 AM
06-03-2011, 09:38 AM
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