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Old 07-24-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

As always i appreciate your responses to my questions.

i have a quest regarding the heavy day.

I really have issues (although caloric surplus) to progress on them.

My heavy day is 3x5 with full rest and the light is 3x10-15. The light day progress well.

Some ideas? Interestingly when i trained some time ago for 4 sets in the 6-8 range to failure or even 3x3 to failure (!) with 3-4 min rest and needed to decrease the weight each set to fall in the rep range again i progressed quite fast and good but overreached after 3 weeks.

But I favour sets across nowdays because they dot burn me mentally and physically out.

What should i change? Leave more reps in the tank? Increase volume to 5x5?
How much progress can I expect on this day in general?

Thank you as always.

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Some ideas? Interestingly when i trained some time ago for 4 sets in the 6-8 range to failure or even 3x3 to failure (!) with 3-4 min rest and needed to decrease the weight each set to fall in the rep range again i progressed quite fast and good but overreached after 3 weeks.

But I favour sets across nowdays because they dot burn me mentally and physically out.
I think you have to rid yourself of the idea that you need to steadfastedly stick to one repetition scheme forever. You really don't. You're an intelligent guy who has his head screwed on right, so allow yourself the freedom to interchange reps. As long as your focus is on 'progression', all you need to do is to keep a rough idea of what weight you have used with any particular rep scheme.

This relieves the mental pressure of always having to perform the same repetition scheme and also relieves the pressure of having to justify changing things around.

Me personally, I change things around all the time. But I always have at least a rough idea and usually a complete idea of what to beat from last time. That way progress still trickles in. You have to admit that at some stage you won't see linear progress, so don't pressure yourself! Allow yourself the freedom of multiple rep schemes you choose from depending on what you feel like on the way.
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Well true, sets to failure burn me out. Nevertheless I am always worried if the paramters are properly set up.
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Thankks. Ture progress is progress. But even the 5lbs are tough!
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