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#1 scuncknuts

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 01:33 PM

How often do you guys try for a pr or max out!? What do y'all think about trying for a pr on one exercise every rotation of your work out cycle? Is there any exercise you don't push it on?

#2 commandopat

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 01:36 PM

Depends. Last several weeks I've been shooting for PRs on bench and deads almost every week, with a rest every 3rd week or so. Squats has been every 3rd week or so as I seem to struggle more. I usually succeed in adding 5-10lbs each time I shoot for a PR.
Exercise--------1RM--------@ Weight
Flat Bench-----395lbs x2---198lbs
Deadlift---------600lbs---- --210lbs
Pull-ups---------52
Pushups--------2020 in 1 set, non-stop, no knees on ground etc, in 2H 8 mins.

#3 Acerola

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 03:19 PM

This is a very tough question to answer and I'll be curious to see how other's approach this.

 

I know that early in my training career, I got hung up on PRs and would constantly chase them consistently in the Big 3, without deloading or changing focus, this would inevitably lead to plateaus.

 

I've somewhat shifted my training approach since then but I would almost say I chase PRs even more consistently then I used to. The thing is, instead of ONLY focusing on 1RM PR attempts in the Big 3 (or whatever else), I've decided to focus on constantly chasing increased efforts within a wide variety of rep ranges. This approach for me, is pretty ecclectic but it keeps me motivated week in and week out and I definitely have not noticed plateauing as much as my focus is constantly changing.

 

Instead of focusing on 1-3RM only on big compounds, increase weight on any and all exercises within given rep ranges. This approach may not work if you follow a very linear loading scheme. I accept that. My personal approach is instinctive and open to interpretation. It works for me but YMMV. Definitely test your body and learn your own limits and how to push them...



#4 staytrue82

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:15 PM

How often do you guys try for a pr or max out!? What do y'all think about trying for a pr on one exercise every rotation of your work out cycle? Is there any exercise you don't push it on?

Lots of variables here, on cycle I attempt almost every week, cruising im a bit more methodical, either way, just go in some days saying im not leaving without a pr. Only exercise I dont go too ham on is bicep curls, messed up my bicep tendons a few times.

#5 scuncknuts

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:29 PM

If I don't think I can do 6 reps I don't try it.

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:32 PM

If I don't think I can do 6 reps I don't try it.

That mentality will certainly hold you back. Not saying you must do less than 6 reps but I'd certainly advise it, secondly, it's ok to fail on some rep or or attempts.
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Exercise--------1RM--------@ Weight
Flat Bench-----395lbs x2---198lbs
Deadlift---------600lbs---- --210lbs
Pull-ups---------52
Pushups--------2020 in 1 set, non-stop, no knees on ground etc, in 2H 8 mins.

#7 staytrue82

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 10:45 AM

If I don't think I can do 6 reps I don't try it.

Singles, doubles, and triples. Your missing out man!!
Pat's right, failing is just part of the game.
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