Ok so not so long ago I posted here with a home-made training program and asked if it was any good before I really got it and wasted valuable time. A couple of you replied saying I should try Chad Waterbury's Total Body Training so I checked it out and was keen and gave it a go and am really loving it. I have just hit 3 weeks and am already seeing some good gains, mostly my back and shoulders. But here is my problem:
-I just finnished my second workout of week 3 and that means, according to Waterbury's program, I have to perform 4 sets of 8 reps. Since I have had to change the exercises I do for this week and the next and then go back to the others again on week 5 and 6, I have switched from preacher curls to hammer curls. I can go heavier with hammer curls but I cant hit 8 reps. I can get 5 fine and if i go to lighter weights its too light!
So now I read Waterbury's latest article, 'The Secret To Motor Unit Recruitment', and he mentions doing the concentric phase as fast as possible and as soon as I really notice myself slowing down I should terminate the set.
So can I do that with the Total Body Training program?
What I am trying to say is can I use that motor recruitment method and not actually worry about hitting 8 reps?
Because I can get to 6 max before I reach failer on every set.
Or should I just reduce the weights?