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    Is this weird or expected...

    I was curling about 32.5 bout a month ago and had to take a break as had a heavy schedule for a month.

    Just went and worked out 2day for first time in month and thought I'd try 37.5 for a laugh just to see what happened and I curled 2 sets at 8 reps each.

    I was expecting to have lost a lot of strenght - is such a gain expected....?? Maybe my muscles just needed a break???

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    Quote Originally Posted by robousy
    I was curling about 32.5 bout a month ago and had to take a break as had a heavy schedule for a month.

    Just went and worked out 2day for first time in month and thought I'd try 37.5 for a laugh just to see what happened and I curled 2 sets at 8 reps each.

    I was expecting to have lost a lot of strenght - is such a gain expected....?? Maybe my muscles just needed a break???
    This is why I do not push the 3x a week per muscle group training. Once I dropped to 1x a week my strength went way up.
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    How long had you been training at that point? What was your training program like? Perhaps you were overreaching and it took time for your adaptations to manifest themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules
    This is why I do not push the 3x a week per muscle group training. Once I dropped to 1x a week my strength went way up.
    Most powerlifters train at a higher frequency than 1 time each week, even at the lower levels where drug use isn't rampant. People just don't know how to properly design a higher frequency program. Split training is a bit more idiot proof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CowPimp
    Most powerlifters train at a higher frequency than 1 time each week, even at the lower levels where drug use isn't rampant. People just don't know how to properly design a higher frequency program. Split training is a bit more idiot proof.
    sure 2x a week is very common and I have trained that way many times with good results...once or twice a week is ok, going over that is something I would never reccomend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules
    sure 2x a week is very common and I have trained that way many times with good results...once or twice a week is ok, going over that is something I would never reccomend.
    Again, it can be done with good results. I have trained like that on many occasions, and I don't think my recovery ability is amazing. I definitely need my unloads.
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    By the way, do you ever sleep? I'm just dicking around while I drink my tea before work, heh.
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