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    Ace83 is offline Senior Member
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    Moses, that is well said!
    I personally wasted a lot of time in my life on what I thought I should be doing.
    People can enjoy discussing training all day (I do my fair share), but actual training requires working around your personal reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace83 View Post
    People can enjoy discussing training all day (I do my fair share), but actual training requires working around your personal reality.
    And preference.

    What Moses says has a good point... good judgement is critical, but I'd also like to add that a good awareness of self is equally important.

    I've caught myself slipping on my form just because my mind and attention wander when I was working out. Pay attention to much focus and attention you've given to yourself, your body and your form when you work out and maybe you'll also notice things you ought to be or ought not to be doing.

    Also, if you find CC not to be giving you regular progress, there's no harm in moving away to other things like weight lifting, kettlebells or even just jumping a progression for a few session and coming back to where you left off. That simple change of doing something different for a session every now and again can help break through a stall point or help in terms of a progression you're struggling in.

    For me, I also find that Pavel's PTTP and TNW has some really helpful tips and advice that is really applicable to CC, particularly in the areas of full body tension. Heck, try CrossFit's WOD every now and again, I like the variety it brings to the table.
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    Some people also need more frequency to make progress while some people need less. If you've stalled but feel fresh, you might try adding another workout day to the week. If you've stalled but you feel fatigued, maybe you need to cut back.
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    Good advice Chris, we do to need to experiment to find out what works with us as an individual.

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    I think it would help to know where you stalled out. There's a big difference between stalling out before getting to 3 reps of something and stalling out before getting to 15 reps.

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    I've stalled on 12 reps pull-ups. Then even dropped to 8. When it comes to other things it was like 50 squats, 40 push-ups , 7 handstand push-ups. But pull-ups drove me crazy.

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    So... how's progress?

    For the pull-ups are you pulling with your arms or your back? Have you paid good attention to which muscle you're hitting?

    One of the problems I also face is that when I did pull-ups initially, I was trying to use my arms to muscle my weight up, without strong recruitment of the back muscles and lats. Is that happening to you too?
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