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Old 06-25-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
Neil Schimke
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Does todays workout "Front Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps", mean 7 single sets of 1 squat at max weight??
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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Ha, I asked my husband the same thing today. You got it right - as much as you can lift once, wait a few minutes and do it again for seven reps. :-)
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:25 PM   #3
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Warm up first before you start doing max singles.
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:11 AM   #4
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Is there a set rest period between sets?
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:00 AM   #5
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rest as much as you need to to get your heart rate back down to "almost" resting - ie: get your wind back.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:44 PM   #6
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There are a couple ways to do this. A lot of CFers use it as a progression to their 1RM. Others do sets across (one weight from beginning to end). I like to hit my 1RM by the third set so I can get 4-5 work sets with a true 1RM.

When doing max singles, you should rest as much as necessary to give max effort on the next set. Some folks just need two minutes. Most here use two to four. I go three to five.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:44 AM   #7
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Rest a minimum of 4 minutes. If you want the information on it look up Coach Barry Ross, his theories on the recupritave quality of 4+ minutes of rest after a max single are very interesting. Basically it states that anything under that amount of time is not giving you the most out of your rest, you are feeling rested but you really aren't rested, because the energy in your body rebounds after 4+ minutes to s omething like 95/8% of what it used to be, then after that rep 94/7% and so on. Look him up it's very interesting stuff.
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:01 AM   #8
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Trevor, don't know if there's any scientific evidence of this, but what I've seen amongst team mates is that women recover faster than men and lighter lifters recover faster than heavy lifters between sets.

AND, not to refute Coach Ross, but for an O-lifter, you never know exactly how long you'll have between attempts on the platform - you gotta train your body to perform under varying conditions.
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