I read an article about physchology and the gym. It said that cholerics (EP temperament) should do 5-6 repeats with heavy weights, because they will lose concentration quickly and may injure themselves if they do very long sets of excercises. Phlegmatics (IJ) should in stead do low weights 10-15 repeats, because otherwise their muscle won't reach their peak.
So I was wondering... Has anyone noticed anything like that?
As for me, I can barely ride the stationary bicycle 15 minutes, because I get bored, "How long do I have to do this before I get to the real stuff?! ". Then I try to compensate by riding faster and then I get tired. I'm also too impatient for group training - I start looking at the clock 20 minutes after the beginning. In the gym, I usually do 15 repeats, 6-8 repeats is only for new weights, never below that. Seems like I generally fit the phlegmatic pattern, but with one difference - I get bored the moment I'm not feeling the muscle tention and I spice it up by adding weights, even in the middle of the set. That's because I went to the gym to get results, not to waste time. All or nothing!