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Unable to maintain weights and increase in reps from work out session to session, why?

As has been pointed out, you have been coming up with routines that are of questionable quality, pursuing them for a very short time and then wondering why you are not getting results. Building ...
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How come LeBron James have more stamina than an average person?

I imagine it has something to do with him being a full-time professional athlete with multiple full-time coaches optimizing his training.
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What is the physiological mechanism of 'gaining stamina' for a particular exercise

There are more explanations than this one, but one is what type of muscle fibre you strengthen. Muscle fibre type 1 are slow, weak but have high stamina, type 2 have low stamina but are stronger and ...
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Is doing the whole rep range from 3 to 15 reps before adding weight a waste of time?

The biggest problem I see with this approach is that you spend a lot of time in opposite ends of the volume spectrum. Look at total reps over time: 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 That's eight ...
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If I train for more endurance doing low intensity activities, would that help me in a fight?

I can't remember who it's from, but there's a quote about this. Something like: Wrestlers and other athletes are in shape, but boxers are always the fittest athletes. Why? If a runner gets tired, he ...
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How to balance endurance, strength, and hypertrophy

A few options for balancing maximal strength and strength-endurance (as opposed to cardiovascular endurance) training are: Daily Undulating Periodisation (DUP) - Workouts are repeated multiple times ...
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How come LeBron James have more stamina than an average person?

I think this question has more to do with why a person with a lot of fast-twitch muscle types have higher stamina. Especially if you pair it with this question. First, there are actually three types ...
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How many reps is too many?

If you can do 70 reps with an excellent form (every single of them!), it should not be significantly more dangerous than 7x10 or 10x7. So the question can be simplified to: is volume of 70 (perfect) ...
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Unable to maintain weights and increase in reps from work out session to session, why?

Not addressing the workout routine, but 3 to 4 weeks seems like a short amount of time to be looking for a real increase in reps. Your form will improve and that will take more strength and maybe cut ...
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Do slow-twitch muscles override the fast-twitch muscles when you're working on both speed and endurance?

I do not know the exact answer but what I understand is that our muscle fibres has a threshold for it to be activated. They are recruited according to the demands on the activity. You can take a look ...
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Unable to maintain weights and increase in reps from work out session to session, why?

FWIW: I think @JohnP's answer is likely the best advice you'll get. Start with a new and proven program and go from there. His recommendations are also spot on. This is my specific opinion on your ...
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Improve Stamina with Breathing Training

Try out some Wim Hof breathing to expand the lung capacity.
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How can I engage my chest more when doing pushups?

CMK, I'm assuming you can perform a decent number of push-ups, so it may feel like you are using your triceps and deltoids more than your chest but it may because they are smaller muscles and fatigue ...
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Strength crossover with muscular endurance

It's an interesting question and unfortunately, I don't know of any specific studies that actually answer the question. My answer is more about logic and personal experience. The stronger you are, ...
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Smoking and its effects on muscle building

Of all the destructive habits that anyone can have, smoking is considered the worst. Almost all organs of the body are affected by the action of toxic compounds from cigarette. Learn how they can ...

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