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Joe Micela's Minimums and Maximums One of the foremost problems in my own strength training is that my strength work often gets pushed around by other athletic and social endeavors. I frequently find myself in a workout without the capability to hit the numbers as scheduled. At the moment I've simply reduced total lifting volume, and that’s fine. Another ...


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To understand the problem, let’s look at two extremes. Suppose that Person A does 100 Pushups in 100 Seconds while Person B does 100 Pushups in 100 Hours. If we assume that both persons are equally fit, then we can conclude that Person B isn’t even being challenged. Why? Because a single pushup every hour is hardly enough to sufficiently challenge this ...


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I was posting a brief comment and as I submit I realised it had become longer and maybe I might as well post as answer. From what I've read from various sources including Pavel, working at 50% of ones max capacity and not to failure is best for growth, recovery & repeated stimulus/ training. We don't know if 100 is your max to failure. But let's say ...


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I guess the reason you haven't seen it, is because it might be hard to notice other people's periodization. But it's pretty widely used, and the most common periodization we have is what we call a "deload". After a few months of training heavy, it's inevitable that you'll hit a plateau in terms of progress, because let's face it, we can't have linear ...


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