Wow that squat was fast! Out of interest what's your max? (Is that 90% moving fast as)Is that your normal deadlift stance, I can't get to the bar that narrow :( Anyway, top lifting
I don't know my max. I don't max out in the gym. That's for guys that have no idea how to train.
Paul,Just for the sake of conversation... isn't maxing out in the gym...or in some cases at home really just about having fun. Really when it all comes down to it knowing if you can or can't lift something by trying to do it is what lifting is all about no?-Brad
Sure, if that's what gives you joy, of course. You should do things in life that do give you fulfillment and make you happy. I tend to be happier when I am not feeling beat up, achy, and irritable. So for me, training has evolved into this, and luckily I keep getting stronger and stronger from it. But I'm finding even lesser experienced guys are finding the same thing as well.
Im not debating the programming aspect of it as much as the general feeling of "maxing at the gym is like hitting a home run in batting practice".Way before I was into reading up on other peoples programs in detail I was training very similar to what you suggest. It just worked out like that through trial and error. What makes you and this site so awesome is the in depth break downs of what seem to be pretty basic concepts. I'm just "that guy" who never has stepped on a stage or competed in any power lifting but I still find joy in testing my Max once or twice a year.
Yup, I think that's the thing. Eventually so many strong guys I know find themselves in this mode of thinking. That you want to keep training, however going as heavy as possible just has such a point of diminishing returns. The effort becomes too great for the reward.