Hey, so yesterday I was doing shoulders and I was trying to get a new weight up with a goal of 8 reps and only did 6 for my first set.
This guy told me to grab a weight that’s 15 more pounds than that even and just press that 2-3 times. He said it would “tear” the shoulder and next week, I’ll be able to press the weight I’m moving up to for 8 reps.
I did this. I try to not go below 8 reps generally, but I did the highest weight that I’ve ever shoulder pressed for 2-3 reps for 3 sets. Then, I did my 3x8 with the lighter weight.
My shoulders felt genuinely exhausted. I was able to take the shoulder press to actual failure and almost hurt my elbow when my shoulders just gave out on my last slow negative.
I also wasn’t able to do front and side lat raises as well as I normally can after this.
What do you think of this? Is doing this 2-3 high weight reps thing a good idea? I was thinking of maybe from now on, doing my regular rep sets for each exercise and doing a set or 2 of 2-3 reps with higher weight last so that it wouldn’t effect my working sets.
What do you think?