I started working out with my father when I was younger. We always did a rep scheme that was like this:
Set 1- 100 lbs x 6 reps
2- 130 x 4
3- 160 x 2
Something like that. Those weights and rep numbers are all hypothetical, of course. I’ve been in a life rut for the last few years, but it’s looking good lately. I have started working out more and more. The other day I decided to try a new scheme and it was insane!
3x5 @ 150
My muscles filled up with blood faster and for a longer period of time. I’ve been having to move this last week, so I haven’t worked out other than moving my weight set and belongings from one place to the other. It’s been 6 or 7 days now and my muslces all still feel way bigger than they did before. What is the mechanism here? Is it just that I was losing out on some intensity doing smaller weights at the beginning?