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See How Easily You Can Change Your Counting Method To Bust Boredom in Weight Training Routine

August 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments ·


Most people prefer to count up when they are counting each repetition when they lift weight. But, have you ever counting down?

Actually, counting down is common too, when you are having a pre-set time to run on the treadmill, set 10 minutes. But, let’s not focus about this counting down on treadmill or elliptical trainer.

For weight lifting, instead of counting each rep in 1, 2, 3, 4…you can count backward or down like 8, 7, 6, 5…until you finish the set. I do that when I am doing squat, deadlift and pull up.

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Because those are the tough compound exercise I “hate”. So, I told myself, “Come on, 8 reps….8, 7, 6…” It is a way to tell myself how many more I have left to do. Most of the times, I manage to finish all the required reps by doing this counting.

Having said that, if you still want to count up, go ahead. In fact, counting up or counting down is up to individual. However, I recommend you to consider give counting down a try if you are used to counting up.



Category: Weight Training

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  • Tom // Aug 6, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    That is an interesting point. I’m definitely going to try that. Thanks

  • School Daz // Aug 6, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    Good change up, counting down is a good way to meet your goals because you are more prone top finish something when you only have two more push ups or 1 more pull up to complete the exercise. Perhaps we should all start to count down from now on :)

  • Doug // Aug 11, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    On my longer/endurance sets, I like to count UP halfway and then count down on the second half……1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0

    It’s weird…but it works

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