Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by dru, Dec 1, 2009.
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I too find counting to be a difficult task
fuck that I'm way too anal to do that. plus how the hell do you measure progress?
Sometimes I forget how many I've done.
i sometimes lose count when i'm doing 15+ reps but i'm strict on anything below that, especially main movements
I don't calculate the weight either, I just choose random plates and lift them for random reps.
out like mary kate olsen at a buffet
I countdown backwards though. So if I am going for 5 reps, I count from 5 to 1. Helps me focus and really grind out the last few reps.
I usually find the closest person and ask them to pick the weight for me based on looking at my sick muscles.
The weight is on the side of the plate, FYI
I'm gonna try that
lol i sometimes do this too. If it's over 5 reps i also count in increments of 5 sometimes. So i'll count to 5 and then i start from 1 again
I count my reps in prime numbers only
i count out loud and say mississippi after each one. all the bitches know what number i'm on.
I don't know if you heard me counting...I did over 1000.
I guess if you take your sets to failure you don't need to but yeah... if you don't...difficult to measure progess.
I take them to failure - 1
good luck with your ?/?/? routine.
It's easier for me to track strength increases when I count reps. I always count to 8, and my last set is always til failure (before 8 reps).
I also throw in a high rep scheme one time per month (15-20), so yes I count.
Heres a look at my latest log.
Flat db - more than a few @somewhat heavy, few@ heavy, not many @ really heavy
incline flys - pretty heavy@ 20ish, same@ more than 10
.... you get the idea.
now that's hardcore