aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

What are you really capable of?

The New York Times looked at a number of studies and said it's better to lift a really heavy weight a few times than a lighter weight many more times.

I've been lifting weights long enough that I've heard all kinds of advice. But this seemed pretty scientific, so I decided to try it. Instead of leg pressing 90 pounds 20 times for two sets, I did 120 for one set of 10 reps. With every machine I went up at least five pounds, sometimes 10 or 15, but did fewer total.

Today I hurt. But I was also surprised by what I was capable of.

Which made me wonder if there are other things I am capable of, things I never ask myself to do.

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