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More weights or less?

I dropped down my weights Monday night, at least the squats and deadlifts. It still felt like effort, but as of now I am much, much less sore and exhausted.

To keep track, I do 3 sets of 15. My squats are now at 115 pounds and deadlifts at 65 pounds. The sore-for-several-days weights were 155 for squats and 75 for deadlifts. Next week, maybe I'll try 135 for squats, to see if that's sustainable.

Cardio tonight - I'm doing ten of the 30 seconds on/30 seconds off intervals, followed by however long I can keep going, which seems to be about an hour, total.

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fiveandfour
Aug. 15th, 2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...one typical way to strength train is to do high weight/low rep sets (4-6 lifts) that you have to push to get through (though obviously not so difficult that you risk injuring yourself).

I think you should evaluate for yourself how you feel about what is a challenge (high rep workouts) and what is just shy of impossible (low rep workouts) and adjust based on those standards.

Using the typical model, this would mean lifting using cycles of 4-6 weeks when it comes to increasing the weight so that you are pushing on the strength training for 85% of that time with the high weight/low rep workouts, interspersing with low weight/high rep days, then take a week completely off at the end of the cycle before starting the next round.
oracne
Aug. 16th, 2012 01:09 pm (UTC)
I must ponder these alternatives!
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