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>> No. 4553 Anonymous
2nd July 2018
Monday 1:56 am
4553 Rests between reps
I've been doing a workout consisting of chin up, dip, squat, stiff deadlift, curl, OHP, and calf raise all for one set of 20.

Instead of just bouncing the weight up and own and cranking out the reps as fast as possible I've been doing the reps with a short pause after each one. It's about 5 seconds or 1-2 breaths. It takes about 3 mins to do each set of 20.

By slowing down and doing each rep individually it improves the mind-muscle connection and prevents you from getting too out of breath. Total workload is also higher since the rests allow you to use more weight. One set done in this fashion is probably worth 2 or 3 sets in normal continuous style.
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>> No. 4554 Anonymous
2nd July 2018
Monday 2:21 am
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Ditch the weights. Lifting is for posing cunts. Run the Bob Graham round.

Largest muscle in your head.
>> No. 4555 Anonymous
2nd July 2018
Monday 2:29 am
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99% sure this a MsC in AI candidate's final project; a bot that collates shitposts on lifting from around the Internet and produces semi-plausible single post threads intended to impersonate the kind of paranoid schizophrenic normally seen doing push ups on the corner while he waits for his man to come along with his hourly drop off of rock.
>> No. 4556 Anonymous
2nd July 2018
Monday 6:51 pm
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You should do the rests mid rep, if it feels like your arms are about to drop off you know it's working.
>> No. 4557 Anonymous
2nd July 2018
Monday 10:19 pm
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They're called breathing sets. It's an old-school technique and it's awesome. Ignore the morons.
>> No. 4558 Anonymous
3rd July 2018
Tuesday 3:30 am
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The more I look at the OP and think about it the more I think you are right.
>> No. 4559 Anonymous
3rd July 2018
Tuesday 5:07 pm
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I'm starting to wonder as well. Why on earth would anyone do a set of 20 for deadlift? If you can deadlift something 20 times in a row whatever you're lifting isn't heavy enough to train your body at all. You'd just be wearing out your lower back. I don't think it's ever worth deadlifting anything for more than 5 reps and I usually keep it at 3. It's not an exercise you want your form to drop in just because you reeeeally wanted to squeeze out that last rep. That's a one-way ticket to Snap City, breh.

OP, if you're actually human I suggest you forget everything you've ever learned about weightlifting (shouldn't be hard) and start all over, following a reputable existing program.
>> No. 4560 Anonymous
3rd July 2018
Tuesday 8:57 pm
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Try it. Try a set of barbell curls. 20 reps with ~75% 1RM. Pause at the bottom of the rep and take a breath or two before each rep.

Breathing sets are a time tested old-school technique. It's traditionally used with squats can you can use it with any exercise.
>> No. 4561 Anonymous
4th July 2018
Wednesday 9:06 pm
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Is SS really like that? I thought it was supposed to be a decent programme.
>> No. 4562 Anonymous
4th July 2018
Wednesday 9:42 pm
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It does what it says on the tin - it's a good introduction to serious strength training. It's a no-nonsense way to get strong in a hurry with minimal risk of injury. It's not a good match for selfie queens with body dysmorphia.
>> No. 4563 Anonymous
4th July 2018
Wednesday 9:53 pm
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I don't think the end goal for 99.9% of people who want to get fitter is to become an Olympic weight lifter and therefore it's pretty useless to them.
>> No. 4564 Anonymous
4th July 2018
Wednesday 10:10 pm
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The clue is in the name. It's specifically aimed at strength training, not general fitness.
>> No. 4566 Anonymous
5th July 2018
Thursday 1:38 am
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Incidentally, an equal part mix of SS and SL started me off in the gym, and now I specifically train for Oly so horses for courses really ennit

Coach has the gall to be away this week looking after better lifters who are actually at competition so I'm being left to do snatch practice on my own on Friday. Mummy hold me I'm scared
>> No. 4567 Anonymous
6th July 2018
Friday 9:35 am
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Is that picture real? they look like a cut n shunt even the clothing style changes from dude bro to hipster. I fail to belive that guys legs could be that under developed. Even just carry the weight of his torso should make his legs bulkier then that.
>> No. 4601 Anonymous
5th August 2018
Sunday 2:36 pm
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Ok, the more I've examined your theory the less sense it makes to me. My max OHP is 67.5kg: 75% of that would be ~50kg. I can in no way do 20 reps of this, or even close. With bench I'd be doing 75kg and again, not even close. Ditto for every other lift without even getting started on chucking pause sets in there.

And why would anyone know or want to know their 1RM for bicep curls? It's an accessory, not a main lift, and one that's notoriously hard not to cheat on. And people cheat on it like the Dickens anyway, how often have you seen some jackass loading 50kg or what have you onto a barbell and practically throwing their whole body forwards to get it up? I'll admit this can be worth doing to overload the eccentric but it's not a clean lift in any way. I'm inclined to think you are woefully underestimating your 1RMs.

For all the people complaining that SS is a strength program unsuited to the everyday gymgoer, bear in mind that you will still get loads of those gainz you're seeking from it. Moreover when you improve your overall strength you're increasing the total volume you can lift for hypertrophy anyway. And you'll be learning good form which will protect you against injury.

This thread is baffling.
>> No. 4619 Anonymous
21st August 2018
Tuesday 9:49 pm
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>I can in no way do 20 reps of this, or even close.

Try taking a short rest in between each rep...

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