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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 10:51 AM
Response to Reply #15
16. Listen to your body.
I usually don't rest much between sets, unless I'm doing supersets or gearing up for something like running the rack. I'll probably take a full minute/minute and a half before tackling that. It helps me focus on what I'm about to do and psyche myself up to convince myself to finish it.

If your form is at all sloppy, you're using too much weight. There *is* something to be said for doing cheats to break a plateau or just as a quick change up to the usual workout. But, if as the norm, your form isn't precise then you probably have too much weight.
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  -I hate lifting weights, but need to do some strength training. Bleacher Creature  Jan-14-10 01:05 PM   #0 
  - I'm an amateur  supernova   Jan-14-10 01:38 PM   #1 
  - I feel the same way about lifting weights.  Raffi Ella   Jan-14-10 06:37 PM   #2 
  - Why do you find it boring?  flvegan   Jan-15-10 04:58 PM   #3 
  - Good question.  Bleacher Creature   Jan-16-10 12:11 PM   #5 
     - I have three personal trainer certs.  flvegan   Jan-16-10 12:18 PM   #6 
        - What should I do to get started?  Bleacher Creature   Jan-16-10 07:54 PM   #7 
           - You *could* hire a PT, sure.  flvegan   Jan-16-10 08:09 PM   #8 
              - Thanks!  Bleacher Creature   Jan-17-10 10:14 AM   #9 
                 - You'll want a three day split then.  flvegan   Jan-19-10 05:39 PM   #10 
                    - Heh. I was going to recommend something very similar.  ZenLefty   Jan-19-10 09:39 PM   #11 
                    - Please don't apologize!  Bleacher Creature   Jan-20-10 10:32 AM   #12 
                       - Simple fixes.  flvegan   Jan-28-10 03:38 PM   #13 
                          - Awesome secrets  City of Mills   Feb-01-10 12:24 PM   #15 
                             - Listen to your body.  flvegan   Feb-02-10 10:51 AM   #16 
                                - My arms are sore today!  City of Mills   Feb-02-10 11:07 AM   #18 
                                   - To help build those forearms  flvegan   Feb-02-10 11:17 AM   #20 
  - I love doing it, but I don't do it in a vacuum  DavidDvorkin   Jan-16-10 10:01 AM   #4 
  - Great thread  City of Mills   Feb-01-10 12:15 PM   #14 
     - The old rule on protein is 1 gram per pound of bodyweight  flvegan   Feb-02-10 10:54 AM   #17 
        - That makes a lot of sense  City of Mills   Feb-02-10 11:08 AM   #19 

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