Moving the thread because I made it in the wrong section.
The question was “Should I lock out every single reps in 5/3/1, bench”
Why do you think your max will drastically be reduced if you have to lock out reps? Why do you think you have to anyway?[/quote]
I am totally new to strength program. It looked like few people I’ve seen doing this (5/3/1) program or similar strength training all locking out at the top. I haven’t seen anyone else not locking out, yet.
I been bodybuilding for many years and if I lock out, I can’t do same amount of reps whereas I do reps without locking out. So if I was to estimate my max based on how many reps I can do with locking out, my max will be reduced due to decrease in total reps. Unless I am measuring max using single reps, in which case I have to lock out anyway to rack the bar, and I haven’t measured max this way.
So is it ok not to lock out and continue? Will this somehow slow the progress compared to people who are locking out every single reps?