I still believe
I’m obviously still training as heavy as I can, in order to have done what I did to my vocal cords: I strained them by grunting and groaning so much that they swelled, and a polyp developed. The doctor told me I now have to avoid straining my throat when I breathe, but when I’m benching 500, I’m not thinking about breathing. I don’t care where it comes from — just give me some air.
Every year, though, I tell myself I’m not going to go crazy with poundage, but once I’m in the gym, as soon as I feel my strength, I’m going to use it. I do not feel light weights. People say, “Just go light, and work detail, detail, detail,” but you can work detail with 10 reps.
I’m so strong that I can easily do incline presses with 405 for 10-12 reps. Believe me, that’s going to give me detail, but detail is worthless without the mass to showcase it. Everyone knows what I mean. Just about anybody can look at someone’s muscularity and tell you whether he trains heavy or moderate.
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