What if on my second set i max out on 5 reps?? or lets say 4...Should I drop the weight and do another set till at least 6...or let it be at 4 or 5??
Drop a tiny bit of weight until you can get at least 6, but always go for 8 if at all possible. Once I hit 6 I'm happy, but it just makes me want to reach down and pull those next two out even harder.
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Originally Posted by Jilla82
Don't stress it, gives you something to shoot for. The whole point is for you to eventually get to 6-8 reps (you pick the final number). I alwys shoot for 8 reps. I'd be thrilled if I could get 8 reps when I start a new weight. Sometimes I only get 5. Sometimes it takes me 2 months to get 8 reps (depends on the specific lift). Once I do, I add weight and go at it again.
gumby why is your bf 4%? are you pre-contest?
I think youre ok, as long as you are consitently going below 6 reps on most exercises. Even then you shuld be alright i guess, your body will adapt quickly (in terms of str and CNS response), then youll be able to get at least 6...stick with that until you get to 8...then up the weight and start all over.
I have been adding 1 set to the end of all ym exercises on WBB1, a set that i can only get about 1-3 reps on. To work STR range. Ive been getting results faster after a month plateau. My theory is work the 6-8 for str/size....then pound out a 1-3 harcore set and shock your CNS to recruit more fibers for next week. Been working so far.