Originally Posted by BendtheBar
That's why I am glad I have concrete walls. I can't count the number of times I've smashed a barbell into them.
I tried your suggestion of 10%. Once I had "warmed up" 155 x 3, I knew that my previous high was 175, so I went up ~9% to 190, then tried another ~9% jump to 205, just couldn't quite get under it. Gained some confidence back up on the 195, probably should have gone back to the 205 right then, but tried the 200 and felt great. The 205 just wasn't happening, but it's quite a jump from 175 (x 6reps) my previous best.
Thanks for always checkin in on me. I appreciate that.