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Old 08-14-2019, 09:43 AM   #50
David Johnston2
Join Date: Dec 2007
Default Re: A Question of Strength.

Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Realistically, lifting skill is backwards: a success should allow you to lift your max, failure means you lift less than your max. This does mean high skill (which will usually succeed) is more consistent than lower skill, but that's actually pretty accurate.
That assumes you have a set maximum lift that you can never exceed and will reliably achieve if only you are completely trained. This is not true. For one thing what you can actually lift is actually influenced by the amount of pain you can endure, and the amount of pain you can endure is influenced by how much adrenalin is in your system.
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