Bennyonesix1 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:11 pmThanks. There is defo a mental thing going on but I'm still a long way from 100. I would bet my endurance level is enough for 60. Going to spend some time working with increasing tempo without letting my back arch. The negative will have to be done much faster (let gravity do as much as possible) I think and the positive much more explosive.Luke wrote: ↑Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:56 amSound advice in here.
If this has become psychological for you, or you're really hammering the exercise to no avail (although a 10% increase like nafod said is progress!) - you could try a conjugate approach - flutter kicks for time? band-resisted raises? Ankle weights like you suggested...
There was a hamstring curl machine where I just couldn't push past a certain threshold with my left leg once. I didn't do it that frequently, or thought too much of it, but still, when everything was going up it did bug me that didn't. Not a dumb goal!
Flutter kicks? Is that the one done on your belly? Like swimming? Or on the back? After the leg raises I do two sets alternate straight leg raises and then some alternating pulling knee into chest (loosens back and hips up great). And then a few deck squats to really loosen up.
The weights were the first thing I thought of and it really appeals to me for whatever reason. Good thoughts.
Look I don't know if this particular exercise would specifically have any carry-over, but some of the Westside/Conjugate Wisdom I appreciate, is that doing "the same but different" i.e. a movement that is closely matched to the one you're trying to conquer for a couple of weeks - can get you past that mental block...as well as hit any secret areas you might be missing.
Ease up on the testing the AMRAP for a bit as you could be getting the diminishing returns repeating what you've been doing. Find a way around it for a couple of weeks like the different progressions mentioned here, new exercises, etc. etc. then test again.
I suspect you'd notice a difference if you did something as simple as adding resistance though, and attempt PRs with that for a bit.