You can always lift 5-10 more pounds.
John McCallum taught me that.
Even if you just squatted a super-heavy fifth set of five reps, and you gave it your all, you could have done 5-10 more pounds.
What if your life, or the life of your child, depended on it?
You would lift it. You would not fail.
That’s what I remind myself when I’m pushing the weight up in the 95-100% range.
You’re always capable of a little bit more.
I often write about how ‘less it more’ in life. And that’s true …
… except with effort. Some things, like effort, are simple. More is more.