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2008/05/14 03:50:58 (permalink)
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losing reps

Hi,

First time poster here, I have enjoyed reading the threads on the forum.

I am having some trouble with a few things (dissapointments) in my weight training. I always expect to be at least as strong as my last effort. Doing bench presses I have been suffering not being able to do as much as my last go at them. I do them once a week and always the first lift in my training. On my last set (of the same weight as last time) I have found myself only being able to do one less rep as the last time.

Eg.. I finished a week ago on my last rep doing 5x95kg, and the next time I could only manage 4x95kg with zero chance of lifting that last one.

Bicep curls have been the same

Any help would be great.
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    RE: losing reps 2008/05/14 07:59:20 (permalink)
    could overtraining if your lifts are going down when you could lfit them previously.
    has your diet changed at all or the time of day that you lift?
    if i lift in the morning i'm not a scratch as strong as if i would be training mid afternoon with an extra 1-2 meals consumed prior.

    some days you just have a bad day as well... weak as a kitten

    so many factors involved.

    chin up, take a few days rest IME and ensure your diet and rest/recouperation is not waivering.

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    RE: losing reps 2008/05/14 11:25:52 (permalink)
    As above really .... You'll find (as i do) you can't up your weight week in week out.. Bench for example i will try to add at least 1k every week. But some week's i can't lift for sh17. Then the week after that the same weight will be no problem at all...

    It's all part of the game

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    RE: losing reps 2008/05/14 11:27:51 (permalink)
    I finished a week ago on my last rep doing 5x95kg, and the next time I could only manage 4x95kg with zero chance of lifting that last one.


    Dunno what your stats are but that is a good weight. I take it your on a 5x5?

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    RE: losing reps 2008/05/15 03:47:39 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: english bull

    I finished a week ago on my last rep doing 5x95kg, and the next time I could only manage 4x95kg with zero chance of lifting that last one.


    Dunno what your stats are but that is a good weight. I take it your on a 5x5?

    No mate, 3x8.

    Diet is good, train at the same time. But the feedback is great guys, as I train by meself in the home garage I guess reading your comments is reasuring.
    I'll stick at it and keep pushing.

    Cheers
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    RE: losing reps 2008/05/15 13:18:33 (permalink)
    is that your 1st set you did 4*95kg or last set?

    did you eat differently?
    have you got a cold etc?
    could be over trianed.
    you may have just had a excellent week last week.
    did you progress on any other exercise in your chest routine?

    you can't progress every week.
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