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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:05 am 
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thanks, and my 2nd question:

say my routine says 4x8 reps, same weight



for example on 1st workout:



1 set: 7 reps x 100kg

2 set: 7 reps x 100kg

3 set: 6 reps x 100kg

4 set: 5 reps x 100kg



2nd workout:



1 set: 8 reps x 100kg

2 set: 8 reps x 100kg

3 set: 7 reps x 100kg

4 set: 6 reps x 100kg



3rd workout:



1 set: 8 reps x 100kg

2 set: 8 reps x 100kg

3 set: 8 reps x 100kg

4 set: 8 reps x 100kg



4rd workout (add weight)

1 set: 8 reps x 102kg

2 set: 7 reps x 102kg

3 set: 6 reps x 102kg

4 set: 6 reps x 102kg



etc etc





briefly: add weight when I complete all 8,8,8,8 reps? and even though I can do 2 more reps on 1st set, and 1 more rep on 2nd I do only planned reps, correct?

im asking you because ssome people say it is a bad way, because you could do 2-3 more reps on the 1st set , but you dont do it


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:17 am 
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What you are doing is fine. Leaving reps in the tanks won't hurt you a bit.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:04 pm 
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are you actually going to failure on the sets you dont hit 8 reps?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:08 pm 
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Some would say that you should stay with the same weight until you can complete the LAST set without grinding. If your form stays good through the last rep, and you feel that you still are left with a little in the tank, THEN increase the weight.

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