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Seasonal Gains

Post by Matt Z » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:39 pm

Something I've noticed for the past few years ... My strength gains always seem to accelerate between September and the end of the callendar year. If I were a bull elk or a whitetail buck, this would make sense, but since I'm human, I'm at a loss to explain it. So far, the best I've come up with is that I perform better in cooler weather.


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Post by NightFaLL » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:57 pm

If you're like me - you just eat more when you're not as worried about your appearance since it's winter coat weather! haha.

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Post by Matt Z » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:35 pm

I don't think so. I eat about the same year-round.

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Post by Jebus » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:43 pm

Well then there's only one explanation, You'r not human!!

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Post by Jungledoc » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

REading his training log will convince you that he's at least part monster. Now, of course, he's a wizard, but that doesn't explain his seasonal variations nor his lifts. I wish it did (sigh).


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Post by Jungledoc » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:48 pm

Matt, are your activities outside the gym any different in the Fall? Sports? Work?

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Post by robertscott » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:43 am

half man/half moose. I've always suspected

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Post by Higgy » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:37 pm

Maybe the result of sleeping more. I tend to sleep more in the winter or colder months.

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:20 pm

"Matt, are your activities outside the gym any different in the Fall? Sports? Work?" - Jungledoc

Not really.

"Maybe the result of sleeping more. I tend to sleep more in the winter or colder months." - Higgy

That's possible, although I haven't gotten much sleep the past two nights. My wife has a cold and her coughing keeps waking me up.

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Post by Jungledoc » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:47 pm

My bet is on something psychological. You feel better in the Fall, or you are more optimistic. Maybe Fall triggers happy memories of your childhood. Did you play organized football? Other sports? Maybe Fall put you back into the mood to work hard like in your sports workouts.

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Post by frogbyte » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:46 pm

I can certainly train a heck of a lot harder when I'm not baking in the heat. (Don't think I have enough data to look for seasonal changes though.)


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