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    Noog is offline Junior Member
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    Default When to quit?

    In PTP and RKC you are not supposed to go to failure. So, how do you know when to quit? Thanks.

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    KeithG is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: When to quit?

    You'll know comrade.

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    Dano is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: When to quit?

    About right after your last meal comes up w/ high rep KB ballistics. ;-)
    As for PTP, dont do that last rep that will make you struggle. If you know that next rep will be a slow, unsteady grind to lockout, dont do it.
    Dano

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    canada_rick is offline Member
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    Default Re: When to quit?

    Have you even read PTP ? Forget the bodybuilder mentality. It's pointless. There is no way of measuring strength gains from workout to workout in a typical BB program. For PTP, start a cycle with a weight you can handle for sure for 1-5 reps (Pick a rep and stick with it for awhile). Every workout increase weight slightly until you find doing that rep number challenging. Then drop back to a weight you were using say 3-4 workouts prior and continue.

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    Steve Freides is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: When to quit?

    I believe I recall Comrade Pavel stating somewhere that you should be a few reps short of failure, so if you're used to going to failure, then do that one time only and subtract a rep or two, e.g., if you fail deadlifting XXX lbs. on the 7th or 8th rep, then XXXlbs. is probably OK for your 5-rep PTP. Once you do it for a while, you'll know the feeling - all reps should feel crisp, clean, and somewhat intense. When they stop feeling that way, or when you start having doubts about your ability to do another rep, then you're probably at a point where you should stop.

    I find I can sense this and will often choose to repeat the level at which I just start to feel failure coming on (still a few reps short of actual failure) two or three times until that sensation is gone. Otherwise, I tend to increase slightly every workout.

    -S-

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