For the past several weeks I've been doing a little less weight but doing around 6-8 reps on the bench. I wanted to switch things up and do 3x3 with heavier weights. I put up 185 and did it only once before giving out. Now before I was able to do it at least 2-3 times. I honestly felt like I got stronger while doing 6-8 reps, since I was increasing weights every week. I feel like I'm worryin way too much about this, but is it because my body isn't used to doing 3x3 that I wasn't able to put 185 for that many reps? I should mention that I've been on an odd sleeping pattern and my diet the past couple days was off since it was my birthday, so I'm sure that had some effect as well.
Last edited by ru4life3; 08-20-2008 at 09:37 PM.
Yes to the latter.
3X3 will help you build your strength better.
Give chalk a chance.
49 years old
Lower reps + more weight = strength training
you answered your question at the end. start a bit lighter and work your way back up with lower reps if this is what you want to do.
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Just get under the bar!
Theres something to be said for rep work.Your body gets "used" to the volume when doing it regularly.For strength gains,3x3 would be better.