SRS…about your #1 . care to elaborate further ?
I sometimes think I put too much emphasis on this .
WildIron…Ive noticed similar posts about “group” training when using WS/conjugate templates . that stance would be true regardless of the system…no ? (not doubting…just asking)
squatting against bands took it’s toll on me pretty quick (hips/low,low back);same thing happened when benching with them at first . but that second lower body day did wonders for me from a recovery standpoint . next 2 DE cycles will be box squat against bands , but lighter than recomended…more for hamstring/glute recovery .[/quote]
For training purposes I think you should generally work up to a non-psych max on ME day. Of course you have to focus and get mentally prepared, but try not to use up too much emotional energy. In other words, you shouldn’t have to get the music on just the right song, then pace around for a couple minutes talking to yourself, then have your training partner light a huge fire under you to make a particular weight. Save that stuff for the meet. I used to get too fired up on ME days and would burn out rather quickly. If you get jacked up out of your mind and barely make a lift today and then do that several weeks in a row, you will reach a point where you just can’t summon up that much intensity anymore. If you have a long stretch of training between meets and want to really test your max on one of the competition lifts in training, that’s OK, but don’t go insane every week. Of course everyone will have a little different tolerance in this area, but always leave a little something extra for a meet. Your meet numbers should be better than your training numbers, so if you are consistently lifting more in training than you can in meets, you need to examine what the problem is. I’ve seen guys go crazy in training and hit big numbers, then under-perform at the meet because they are burnt out and beat up going into the meet. [/quote]
I have noticed this actually ; thats why I asked about it . for some reason , I can bring up an incredible energy dump (adrenalin perhaps?) when pulling . but when squatting , it doesnt come so easy ; but I still try like hell to get that mindset . but after a few weeks of this , I got absolutely nothing and I cant squat worth a shit . gotta accept the deload .
looking back , I had a very difficult time bringing up that rage (for lack of a better description) when I first started training . my training partner would bitch like hell about it , but I just couldnt do it (probably too mild-mannered/non-aggressive) . I started to focus on learning it , and have gotten better at it ; but maybe I need to dial it back a bit now .