Decided to try something new.

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  1. y1997

    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    So my flat bb bench has been lagging lately and I decided to switch it up this week.

    Instead I did:

    135x15x1 (warmup)
    215x8x1
    225x6x1
    235x4x1
    245x2x1

    I really liked it, and I was wondering if this rep scheme is worth repeating next week.

    Do you guys think it is effective or should I do something else instead?
     
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    Whatever works or gets you higher numbers...go for it
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Alright, I will go for it again next week. The 5x5 thing was getting old anyway.
     
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    my bench hardly increases unless I do more reps than that
     
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    I've heard of this scheme before, tried it once and never did it again (for no particular reason). what's your max & how do you know how much to go up each time? just based on feel , or adding 10lbs?
     
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    My sets are reps of 12,10,8,6. That's how the program I used in high school was (and the only one I know), so that's why I do it.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Adding 10 pounds with each set...

    Im not sure if this will work out for me...I will try it next time again and see if there is a difference.

    I think I might also give 8x3 a try...
     
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    Waterburys 10x3!

    Use the same weight each time:
    First week 10x3
    Second week 10x4
    Third week 10x5


    You should have a decent improvement in your 1rm by the end.
     
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    is that 10 sets of 3 reps? or 3 sets of 10?
     
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    Ten sets of 3 reps

    yeah.. it's difficult
     
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