|04-20-2013, 03:01 PM||#21|
needs a Monster. MEOW!
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ft. Hood, Tx
Training Exp: On and off for 15 years.
Training Type: Bodybuilding
Fav Exercise: tricep kickbacks
Fav Supp: lemonade Mio
I've had great success overcoming these associations with a couple different methods. For one thing, I train at home and for a while I've only owned 4 45lb plates. For some reason seeing 2 plates, a 35, 2x25's and a 5 on each side is far less intimidating than 4 big ol' plates on each side. Sure, it doesn't look as cool or clean, but it works better than you might think.
Another thing I use is chains. I LOVE accomodating resistance with chains. I've squatted 365 with 80lb of chains twice, which is 445 at the top. But when I look at the bar it still only looks like 365.
Creating a dissonance between how much weight you see and how much weight is actually there is a great way to break those associations I was talking about.
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