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Old 04-24-2010, 09:52 PM   #21
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My biggest mistake when starting to get into strength training was attempting a new 1RM entirely too often. At one point, I was maxing-out every week for a while. That's a quick way to either get injured or not make progress because your nervous system is fatigued. I didn't know any better and I'm glad that I was lucky enough to not get hurt.
Believe it or not, I never tested a max until after 20 years of lifting. I never went under 4 reps on any set that entire time.
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