So I’ve been doing pyramids for my squats (after a brief flirtation with reverse pyramids), and it seemed to go well and work well. But lately progress started slowing, so I thought I’d change it up.
So I took 5 lbs off my top rep set (which I could do for 5 reps), and did 8 x 3 today. I worked, and worked hard getting 8 x 3, and feel confident raising the weight next time by 2.5 lbs.
My other leg exercises stayed the same. On the one hand, it was nice to move the weight for so many reps (over time), but at the same time, my legs don’t feel wrecked now like they usually do. Normally coming down the stairs on leg day (after exercising, of course), I need to hold tight to the railing.
Anyone else do 8 x 3 for low bar back squats? How did it work for strength and how did it work for hypertrophy?