Hm..explanation on this?

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    I do chest + tris once a week...I did it last week (monday) but that was the only day I worked out. Had knee surgery so I was stuck at home the whole week :wtc:

    Anyways, at the gym today, I did BB 155x10, 165x8, 165x6.
    Last week when I did it I could only get about 4 or 6 on the last two sets. The week before, I got 4 on the 165 sets. Explanation for this? Is it possible that the week "off" from everything else let my muscles recover?
     
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    Overtraining.
     
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    Wouldn't doubt it..but still, sad if that's so.
     
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    Well then there's your answer. You aren't giving your muscles enough time to recover. I had the same problem with DB shoulder press a few months ago.. after not pressing for 2 weeks, I came back 10lbs stronger per DB. :o
     
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    How is a week not enough time to recover? :( Nothing going well for me in life.
     
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    What kind of volume are you doing per day/week, and how many times per week are you working your chest?
     
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    Not sure what you mean by volume..but I do this/similar to this once a week (Monday):

    flat bench (bb or db. i change it up here and there)
    incline bench (db)
    decline (smith)
    dips
    incline wide grip(machine)
    flys (once in a while..not really consistent with them)
     
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    That looks like too much already.. how many sets/reps do you do per exercise?
     
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    today was a crappy day for me as I didn't want to over-do it on the first day back:

    flat bench (bb): 155x10, 165x8, 165x6
    incline bench (bb..i hate doing this but my wrist has been bothering me): 95x10, 105x10, 105x8
    decline (smith): 25s x 10, 30s x 10, 40 x 8
    incline (machine): 60 (on each side) x 8, 60 x 8, 60 x 10, 60 x 10

    i usually do 4 or 5 exercises for chest
     
  10. Ilyusha

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    I would do no more than 3-4 exercises with 3-5 sets each per week.
     
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