03-06-2013, 04:42 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Plano, TX
My Ride: AMG
I like this work out also, I'm usually exhausted by the time I get to the heavy set.
Originally Posted by Glight
I personally think all of those sets at 135, 185, and 205 are a waste.
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.
What do you think about adding a burn out set for each muscle group? Maybe that would help define the muscle more, for example:
135 x 5
185 x 4
205 x 3
225 x 6, 6
135 x 15/burnout