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LIMITING YOURSELF TAKES MORE RESTRAINT AND WILL POWER

The notion of ‘unlimited’ seems to be a good one, but in actuality, not good.

For example, better to limit your reps when it comes to lifting weights (better to do fewer reps, with higher intensity/difficulty/weight) than crunching out mindless repetitions until ‘failure’. Ironically enough, you are more prone to injure yourself through doing too many repetitions, when compared to doing a one rep max. For example, when I go for ‘max rep’ bodyweight chin-ups (even a neutral grip), I am more likely to get elbow tendonitis than strapping on four 4-pound plates via a weight belt and doing chin-ups.

Or another example, you’re more likely to ‘injure’ yourself (or cause annoying knee pain) by going for max-rep bodyweight squats, than a one-rep max squat at the gym (no belt).

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