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Old 02-13-2007, 01:41 AM   #1
Jason Lopez-Ota
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To be able to lift a weight one day. Then a few days later, not be able to lift the same weight. Ex. I pushed pressed 135lbs the other day for 2 sets of 3 reps b4 a WOD. Today went for 140lbs b4 a WOD and couldn't get it up once. My shoulders felt like they didn't exist. Lack of recovery or something?
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:42 AM   #2
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Happens all the time to me...particularly when working above 95%. I have also noticed specific weak points sometimes disappear later in a workout.

For me, incomplete recovery + incomplete warm-up + high end of the operating range = reduced likelihood I'll hit the target. But we'll be back tomorrow and it'll be better.

Sounds pretty normal to me.
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:47 AM   #3
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Try it again next week..you should be able to do more!
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:40 AM   #4
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Yes...called your CNS....burn it out and it will not work so well the next time....that and muscle breakdown/under recovery from the previous workouts.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:27 AM   #5
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Hmm, maybe that explains the almost complete loss of my shoulder pressing strength. I used to be able to get 140lbs up, almost able to push 150 (bodyweight). That was about 2 months ago. When I tried for the first CFT and since, I've only gotten about 125 up, and it was a serious struggle.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:52 AM   #6
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This is why I particularly like the DL and the shoulder press. Starting with the concentric portion of the lift gives you good info on your strength/CNS status. The weight either moves or it doesn't (as opposed to BP and squat where you can sacrifice depth, or exaggerate the elastic rebound at the bottom). You can then adjust volume/rest periods to make sure you're progressing.
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:36 AM   #7
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Take a couple days off here and there...and you will be able to judge your recovery. Like William said...you can pretty much tell on the first lift whether you have it or not...sometimes you do....sometimes you don't. If you persistently don't and numbers are not going up....may be a sign of over-training or under-recovery.



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Old 02-13-2007, 04:08 PM   #8
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Thanks for all of the replies! I'll give my shoulders a rest.
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