Stronger doesn't mean Training gets Easier
I posted this on my Facebook status and I wanted to share it here as well. I'll post the exact status first:
Deadlifting from today. The 515 x 1 Relative Max pretty much destroyed me and was the longest rep of my life. This is Eric Troy's Consolidation Cycle Week 2 with a target of 6-8 doubles with 460. I did 8 doubles. So all in all it was a great workout but very challenging. The funny thing is, it's easy to understand and explain that as one gets stronger training NEVER get's easier. 500 isn't gonna be easier than 600. BUT, this is much easier to say than to do.
Just to elaborate on this, I think it's really important not to get mesmerized by all the pro's and promoters of various routines that try hard to make it sound "easy" to get to the next level in training. It isn't easy at all. The journey from 500 to 600 is more difficult than the journey from 400 to 500, etc. It only gets more and more difficult in terms of training.
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