With most of my lower body exercises I find I progress well if I add one rep per workout.
Eg. on glute ham raise it would be;
Workout 1: 5/5/5
Wrokout 2: 6/5/5
Workout 3: 6/6/5
Workout 4: 6/6/6
Workout 5: 7/6/6
With weighted chin ups I’m finding this isn’t working nearly so well. I can’t add reps per workout with the same weight and sometimes I feel like I’m regressing. I’m also not putting on weight fast enough that I can’t complete more reps just because I’m getting heavier myself. I also don’t think I’ve been doing this exercise long enough to have peaked already.
Does anyone know why that is? Or has anyone been in a similar situation?
I’m thinking of just adding more and more weight each time instead of more reps, but I wanted to add more reps at the same weight instead of more weight at the same reps, because going too heavy on chins can mess with your shoulder.
One thing I would rather not do is add weight at the same time as decreasing reps - I don’t like this sort of periodization because I would never know if I was able to use more weight simply because I was doing less reps (instead of actually getting stronger)…?