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    Discussion in 'Over Age 35' started by Raleoxilevz, Apr 23, 2012.

    1. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      After 3 1/2 years it seems I'm finally free of the mental need to "move the weight" and instead really focus on lifting like a bodybuilder. Meaning, I have stopped caring what my numbers look like in my journal and am now focused on the mind-muscle connection, contraction, time under tension -- i.e., working the target muscle. Don't get me wrong, I gave lip service to it all along, but in my mind, moving the weight was most important. I've reset most of my loads and am progressing them up with my rediscovered philosophy.


      I'm not sure what drives us down the road I was on, aside from the general ego cause. Having a public journal is both a blessing and a curse. It provides motivation but also gets your focus off sometimes - paying more attention to the numbers then working the muscles like a bodybuilder. Anyway, I'm glad that I've come back to this place and I plan on staying. I'm pretty sure that there are lots of guys on here who struggle with the same thing. Hopefully others can chime in with their experience and someone can be helped.
       
    2. fa2nzg

      fa2nzg Well-Known Member

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      After 3 1/2 Years It Seems I'm Finally

      "Bout f#$ing time!!
       
    3. parnassto

      parnassto Well-Known Member

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      After 3 1/2 Years It Seems I'm Finally

      So you r bodybuilding now

      I thought u were going to try strongman first
       
    4. baletki

      baletki Well-Known Member

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      After 3 1/2 Years It Seems I'm Finally

      SO how much you bench?
       
    5. Capone

      Capone Well-Known Member

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      After 3 1/2 Years It Seems I'm Finally

      It is all the juice...it is messing with your brain...

      I stick to the no sugar added. Look into it.
       
    6. laxgoaliesrhs

      laxgoaliesrhs Well-Known Member

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      After 3 1/2 Years It Seems I'm Finally

      All i have to,say is while chasing the numbers you made some incredible changes to your physique.
       
    7. remstation

      remstation Well-Known Member

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      After 3 1/2 Years It Seems I'm Finally

      I know what you mean. A journal with a log does help in a way. It is bad though when you just think about numbers and stuff.
       
    8. remstation

      remstation Well-Known Member

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      After 3 1/2 Years It Seems I'm Finally

      I haven't cared about the weight numbers for sometime now, I do pay a lot of attention to reps and sets though. I don't move the heaviest weights around but I make up for it in volume. Every workout I go for a minimum of 30 sets of at least 10 reps.
       
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      defelqy Well-Known Member

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      After 3 1/2 Years It Seems I'm Finally

      Bout tree fiddy
       
    10. baletki

      baletki Well-Known Member

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      After 3 1/2 Years It Seems I'm Finally

      Through the years I have heard a number of others express their viewpoints on this area, but not always as well thought out as your post.
       

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