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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-17-2007, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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mental sticking points

today was chest and I went with my wife so I had a spotter so yea I can go heavy.

so i do my warm up flat bench barbell and start increasing my weights. After 4 sets I push up 175 4 times on my own. So im like what the hell I got a spotter I know 195 is too much for me but let me try it for 1. So I put another 20 on the bar laydown unrack it bring it down slow to my chest and try to explode off the bottom it moves a bit and starts slowing down. My wife puts her hands on the bar and it comes up nice and even and slow. I rack it and ask how much you do?? She says nothing. Im like wtf, she promises she didnt do anything.

So i drop back down to 175 and pump out 4 more and I cant stop thinking about it. I make her promise me again she didnt do anything on the 195 rep. It gets me thinking everytime I start working out I get stuck on flat barbel bench at around 185-205 lbs for 4 reps.

Im thinking its in my head. I was sure i couldnt do 195 so i couldnt until i thought somene was helping. Then I thought about other exercises and I do the same thing many times. I think the weight is ALOT b4 I even start. Besides just going in and saying f' you im stronger then that. How do I mentally work past these sticking points.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-17-2007, 12:29 PM
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quit counting plates. start with whatever and if you can do too many reps just put something else on the bar in small increments without counting whats on there. or maybe just lay there and have your wife add a little like a nickle on each side.
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well im 2 weeks in to my 5 week plan to overcome my sticking point

the last 2 weeks on my chest day i havent gone near a flat barbell. Im starting off with slightly inclined dumbell's. Today i got 80lbs up for 6 the last 3 sets so im ready to go up in weight. Ill do this 2 more weeks then on the 5th week see what i can do on flat barbell. Ill post up how it works out


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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2007, 08:52 AM
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I'm the same way with my bench right now. I can clear 225, but only if I have someone to spot. It makes me feel like such a pussy. I'm like, "Why can't I JUST DO IT?!?!" Oh well.
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I would work on my mental game just like riding the M/C. Don't think of the lap time, just work on your technique and improve each lap. When you know you have to do a 1.26 to pace the leaders you can't just think yourself faster of course but if you push after it too hard you lose technique and focus (and usually fall).

Visualize yourself lifting it. See it happen in your head many times before you try it for real. Talk your partner (spotter) into loading the bar that extra notch when your unaware of the total weight. Like I don't ask for lap times each session, just have someone time me when I dont know they are timing. Makes me focus every lap.
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i got 3 sets of 4 with 185 solo, not what i hoped for but a deff improvement

when i get to 3 sets of 6 then its 205


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Much respect. Much of my race training involved eating a banana and taking some vitamins with my gatorade the night before a race! I did alot of walking, jogging, bicycling, but virtually no weight training...
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 05:31 AM
 
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I agree with Snair dont count plates. for overall fitness I'd count reps. Shoot for 10 reps of 150 then 15 then 20. then go 175 for 10... Mental sticking points are a pain though so I hear you. I would recommend the next time you try for a "max" get a really strong experienced spotter to stay right there with you. this will boost your confidence knowing that nothing will go wrong.


also try not to get into the max game.. you can only do that so many times before you WILL get hurt and being injured is NO fun at all!
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