In CW’s 10x3 program article posted here on T-Nation, CW suggested to a reader that he increase the weight load by 2.5% for each subsequent workout of the same body part.
In this month’s Men’s Fitness, CW gives a sample 10x3, 4-day a week program, but recommends only increasing the weight after 3 weeks, by rechecking your max.
Can anyone tell me which is the correct way? Thanks![/quote]
The article consists of a volume-based progression. There’s no need to increase the load during the first 3 weeks because the set/rep volume is constantly increasing from 30 (week 1) to 50 (week 3).
The program is a VERY BASIC (for lack of a better term) version of what I prescribe on T-Nation. In other words, the workout was designed for beginner-intermediate weekend warrior types - nothing more.
If you’re a more advanced trainee, stick to the information I give at my home (i.e., T-Nation).