Hey there CW. I would like your input on my current training program.
I am currently using a Westside program. My main goal is to increase my maximal strength. I am very familiar with your articles and ideas, especially the one about not going to failure.
On ME day, westsiders aim for maximum strain, which means working up to a weight which would cause one to fail between 1 and 3 reps.
Do you feel that the average person training with a westside-style program would be better off doing 8-10 sets of 3 reps with a heavy weight, and not going to failure?
For example, yesterday, for ME Bench I did the floor press. There were no competent spotters around. Therefore I didn't work up to 325 x 1 like I was planning, but did 10 sets of 3 with 275 instead...
Thanks a bunch,