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Old 02-14-2013, 03:57 PM   #344
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Originally Posted by Glight View Post
I personally think all of those sets at 135, 185, and 205 are a waste.

I would do something like

135x5
185x4
205x3
225x6,6,6,6,6

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.
I agree 100%, been thinking about following a routine similar to what you described above, may start that today.
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