So I’m still using Joe Defranco’s WSFSB and I’m done deloading…and Monday I start again…My question here is: 1) instead of going for that one 3-5RM…should i be doing 2 sets of my max 3-5 instead of just one…cause I dont know how much i’ll gain with just warming up, then hitting my 3-5RM max…what do you guys think
One more question…A guy who competed at the NERB (raw lifting)…I was asking him about improving the deadlift and he said to go for 2 sets of a heavy heavy 6-8 reps…he said the form will go to shit but it’ll get the lower back and all stronger…so outta the 3 week cycles I do, should I do it once during the 3 weeks (2 sets of 6-8 for deads). Then just do squats for a 5RM like regular, thanks a lot!
What is your level of training? The more experience you have under your belt lends itself to more volume in your training. Typically if you are training for strength, you want to leave something in the tank at the end of your ME day. you don’t want to totally exhaust your CNS.
If you are new to training for strength, I would stick with one set for a max. Keep your form tight. Letting your form go to shit will lead to injuries. In my opinion, the second set at a max, especially for the rep scheme you want to use, will lead to muscular failure and breakdown of form.
Save the training to failure for an accessory day with lighter weights. It will develop mass and will keep you from getting injured.