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Maintenance Is So Underrated
#1
People need that new PR to lie to themselves that they are doing something special. We con ourselves into thinking that we need more. E.g., more stuff.  But we don't. Just like you don't need a new phone just because it has a face recognition option.

Maintenance/stagnation could be a beautiful thing.  

Let's say that you maintain the following:

15 pull-ups in a row; 20 dips in row;

2 BW Deadlift
1.2 BW Squat
1 BW Bench Press 

Those are incredibly low numbers, right? 

Not really. If you maintain them for life, you would be in a better condition than the majority of the population while focusing on something else other than saving the world by chasing another mindless 5lbs PR that requires you to play human crane for hours in a gym.
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#2
(05-22-2019, 02:23 PM)TruthSeeker Wrote: People need that new PR to lie to themselves that they are doing something special. We con ourselves into thinking that we need more. E.g., more stuff.  But we don't. Just like you don't need a new phone just because it has a face recognition option.

Maintenance/stagnation could be a beautiful thing.  

Let's say that you maintain the following:

15 pull-ups in a row; 20 dips in row;

2 BW Deadlift
1.2 BW Squat
1 BW Bench Press 

Those are incredibly low numbers, right? 

Not really. If you maintain them for life, you would be in a better condition than the majority of the population while focusing on something else other than saving the world by chasing another mindless 5lbs PR that requires you to play human crane for hours in a gym.

Maintenance doesn't sell. 

The world is fed the lie of perpetual economic growth so why would the fitness industry be any different. Its all about 'progress'. Sometimes the best progress you can make is to just admit that theres no more to be made.

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#3
"Those are incredibly low numbers, right? "
Actually, no. Rare to see 10 legit pull up from dead hang in a row, let alone 15. You should be in very good shape if you can do that.
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(05-23-2019, 06:32 AM)Kisge Wrote: "Those are incredibly low numbers, right? "
Actually, no. Rare to see 10 legit pull up from dead hang in a row, let alone 15. You should be in very good shape if you can do that.

Exactly. If you live on istagram fitness pages or bodybuilding foruns it sucks for sure, but when you start looking around in the real world...
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