My max is 120lbs x 6 and if you really wanna know why you can ask. I wanted to know if I should do something like this
I have a upper/lower split
Monday - Upper
Wednesday - Lower
Friday - Upper
Saturday - Lower
I do bench press on Friday for 4 sets of 4-6. My shoulders are bad so I wanted to know if I could increase rep range to 8-10 and still gain strength. Is it better to 1 rep shy of faliure so say I can do 10 I will do 9 and never fail? If I always fail I most likely won’t gain anything right?[/quote]
My first concern would be, why are your shoulders bad? This may be caused by a technique problem or could be a stability or balance problem. Are you flaring your elbows or tucking them? I believe a substantial amount of gains can be made by just correcting bad habits and learning the proper technique. What is your age, height, weight and expierience lifting? What are your goals, general strength, want to look good, powerlifting, etc…? What does your weekly workout look like? Let us know everything(sets, reps, exercises), and some of us may be able to help.