What Do You Always Mean When You Say Don’t Pace Yourself?

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What do you always mean when you say, “Don’t pace yourself?”

When you pace yourself, you’re lowering your intensity in order to accommodate more repetition. So pacing is necessarily at a lowering intensity and gonna be a higher amount of reps. You pace yourself when you gonna run a mile because you can’t sprint a mile. And if you are training to be a faster sprinter then you don’t wanna run a mile, you don’t wanna run at a slow pace, set a pace at all. You don’t want to pace yourself at all. You wanna increase how fast your top velocity is.

So when I say don’t pace yourself, I mean don’t lower your intensity to accommodate more repetition. Instead, cut the set off. Say you are doing eight reps; let’s say at rep four your intensity drops off. Stop right there. Instead of doing to set eight, do two sets of four. Then you are doing eight reps at a highest intensity possible rather than eight reps at a lower intensity.

So it’s gonna be better for your results if every single rep is at the highest possible intensity.
So hope that answers your question. Quit pacing.

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