Hi, I wanted to know when using a rep progression like 3 sets of 6-10 reps how do you progress from workout to workout. For example if on the first workout I get 8 reps on 1st set, 7 reps on 2nd set, and 6 reps on 3rd set how do I progress on the next workout. Do I try to increase like 1st set 9 reps, 2nd set 7 reps, 3rd set 6 reps or should I go 1st set 8 reps and try to increase second and third set. I am confused.
If you can, try to increase the first set's reps. Your ability in the first one will carry unto the next one. I've always found it harder to build stamina than strength..
i would say, start with a weight you can do 10 reps, say 135
when i was starting out i always used a 10-8-6 progression
once you can get 135 x 10 for 3 sets
go 135 x 10, 145 x 8, 155 x 6
once you get to where you can do 145 x 10, then up it
145 x 10, 155 x 8, 165 x 6
if you get stalled on progression, take the highest weight and do that for 3 sets of 5
this is taking into account that you're a relative noob to lifting and need to build up base strength and muscle endurance
this is just how i started out, and it worked for me
so take it for what you will