02-14-2013, 04:46 PM
Join Date: Jun 2003
My Ride: 2003 325i
I personally think all of those sets at 135, 185, and 205 are a waste.
Originally Posted by bgsmith
Chest day today, plan on the below.
Flat bench 135x12 185x12 205x8-10 then a set of 225 as many as I can get, usually around 4-5.
I'm old and out of shape though, just recently got back into seriously working out.
I would do something like
Getting as many reps under your belt as possible with higher weights are going to benefit you more in the long-run than the intermediate sets
3 ways to build strength:
1. Lift maximal weights
2. Lift submaximal weights for maximal reps
3. Lift submaximal weights at maximal speed
Your set at 225 is accomplishing #2, but all your other sets aren't really doing anything besides tiring you out in my opinion.