hi ft! i'm a great believer in body weight exercises progressing to plyometric body weight exercises and gradually increasing your body weight accordingly to make sure that it is as progressive as you want. of course there is always that risk of breaking your nose with the clap press ups!! which should enhance the appeal for some people!! i'd give clap press ups a grade point 2 on the nicole carters risk factor scale ( NCRFS )
bearing in mind this is relative to everyone elses experiences and rfs.
yes it was me that started parqour not that french guy, cos he's probably never had anything to actually run away from!!
ah for anonymity or a big gun!!
ps a few people might understand what i mean and i really don't care if "ironman" does or not!
As a relative newbie to weightlifting (have lifted for many years, bet never seriously) I have a pretty basic question: At what point shoule I recognize when my muscles are fatigued enough so that I can't do one more rep?
The work-outs I've seen state to lift until muscle fatigue/failure. However, as someone who uses free-weights without a spotter, how do I know whether I can eek out one more rep without going too far and not being able to get the bar back on the stand? At best, it seems like a judgement call - "I really don't think I can do this one more time." If I can get one more rep out of the set, wouldn't that be the one that makes the most gain?
I know this seems like a stupid question (and I guess it is), but I'm trying a new routine (warm-up set followed my heavy set 'til failure) and want to make sure I'm doing it to the best of my ability.