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Does lifting form/technique always break down when performing the heaviest work-set for the first time?

So, I keep finding myself in this situation all the time. I am adding 5 to 10 pounds to some of my lifts every week or so. Every time I am lifting the new weight (old weight + 5 lbs), I see my form/...
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Effect of Sex/Male Orgasm on Athletic Performance

"Women weaken legs." -- Mickey from Rocky I I've often heard and have been told from coaches even that one should abstain from any sexual activity, irrespective of whether it is manual or with a ...
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How to overcome lack of willpower when not having access to a personal trainer or training buddy?

During exercise I often notice that I'm physically capable, but not mentally. At some point a strong mental listlessness makes me stop my workout. Normally at this stage a training buddy or a ...
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Are there any good resources for developing mental toughness? [closed]

Here is a good definition of mental toughness: Mental toughness is having the natural or developed psychological edge that enables you to: Generally cope better than your opponents ...