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Old 06-08-2006, 08:17 AM   #1
Steve Lamar
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Just to change things up instead of rounds of
10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 I did 11 rounds of 5 reps
my time went from 33:34 to 28:24 I did the same number in less time but do you think avioding the initial high rep rounds would make that much difference? I will try to do it the standard way next time and compare times. Thanks for any imput

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Old 06-08-2006, 12:54 PM   #2
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Yes, I definitely think the initial high-rep rounds make a difference, as you're so worn out by the time you reach the middle reps that they no longer seem as easy as you hoped they would. I think the descending rep-scheme works well for incorporating the highest-possible intensity for each round, reducing it so as to allow for consistent ***-kicking (that's the technical term)
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Old 06-08-2006, 01:43 PM   #3
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Jesse, I scaled my WOD with 10-8-6-4-2. I know for me, 4 and 2 seemed easy. At 170# I used 260# for the deadlift, 55# dumbells and 120# for the cleans. It took me 28 mins. How long should Linda be? I think next time I would try 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. I KNOW I would require more rest though.
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:43 AM   #4
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Old 06-09-2006, 05:32 AM   #5
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Steve - my two cents
IMO the metabolic load is much more signifigant in a set of 10 vs 2 sets of 5, especailly if the set of 10 is unbroken. Even if both workouts were done in the same amount of time I can tell you personally after my set of 10 DL or my set of 10 squat cleans the wave of nauseau hits a few seconds after setting down the bar (although I don't know how it would vary with doing 10x5 with quicker time?).

By the lower rep sets I'm crushed but don't quite have the same degree of nauseau, course it could also be that I was slowing down.
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