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Post by Buckyx on Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:30 am

how often do you go for those? I mean mainly max reps for some exercise or going for heaviest single
also how often would you advice to do them and do they have any benefits just knowing your limits? especially going for high endurance

I have some endurance goal and I am not sure if its smart to maxout every 4-6 weeks until I hit my desired numbers or its actually more effective to just train and try once I think I am ready .. also have no experience going for heavy singles, lowest I ever go was 3-4 reps but pistols and HSPU
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Post by Rastaman on Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:41 am

As far as HSPU, pistols and  Pullups go, there is no reason why you cant max out more often.  Working sub max sets, GTG, EDT and ladders work well and allow you to recover and train more often and build up good volume before testing your max.  Then again Ive found that  I also plateau at times with this approach and need to work max sets more often.  When talking endurance, with both HeSPU and Pullups to progress beyond the 15 rep range I needed to work 4-5 max sets every day or other day (Fighter Pullups).  For me unless I was fatiguing and pushing through the higher rep ranges more often, I was not progressing.  

There seems to be a big fear of working max sets too regularly, as far as BWE go I think this is crap. Try both approaches until you find out what works  best for you.  Listen to your body as see what works best for you.
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Post by Buckyx on Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:37 am

should I maxout on exercises that I cant do for many reps? pistols I can do like sets of 3-4 only and cant progress
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Post by Dave on Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:40 pm

Maybe build up your endurance with assisted pistols for high reps.
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Post by Rix on Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:28 am

At the end of the training cycle :) 4-6 weeks sounds about right for a 1rm attempt. But amrap could probly be done whenever along as you rest adequately after.
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Post by Buckyx on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:24 pm

my training cycle is 4 weeks with 1 week deload and then I maxout fresh, no 1RMs yet
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Post by Buckyx on Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:34 am

What do you think of doing EDT or just higher total volume, 3 times a week? still with aim to increase endurance
3 sets of 15-16 is not optimal, hitting failure early and its kind of low volume

would it work with 2 exercises in the same training? for pull ups and dips
I did EDT like one year ago when my max reps were maybe lower but I was doing twice more volume with that than now

I want to get better working capacity before I start doing something harder
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Post by Cheesedog on Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:33 am

EDT will build your work capacity to high levels if you push hard.
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Post by Dave on Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:30 pm

Cheesedog wrote:EDT will build your work capacity to high levels if you push hard.

QFT! Been a while since I really pushed, though.
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Post by Buckyx on Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:40 am

thanks, I'll try EDT with pull ups and dips, split in pulling/pushing done once 3 days + some light work like push ups and rows
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