Hi iron brothers and sisters,
this post is directed especially on those of you,who are NOT following Waterbury workouts but simple splits like Thibs,where the effort recommondation is to train hard and also to failure.
I have a little problem about the definition of hard training.
For Chad's workouts its a great deal-you are watching that the weights go up and keep intensity in check regarding failure,cause the weight is equal for all sets.
Doing splits is (often) the other end of the spectrum:
How you know you are improving,if each set is not least one rep short of failure.
If you have still 3 more reps in the tank-sure it is easy to improve the next workout-cause there were already some reserves.
How is that solved?
Furthermore it is a psychological phanomenom for sure-lets say (like in the darden programms) you only do ONE set of curls to 10 reps.
I BET that this ONE set will be MORE intense and full of efford than doing 3 sets of curls,3 sets of cabel and 3 sets of preachers.
Why? Cause unconsciously you are holding back reserves and not giving THIS effort of one set to 9 sets.
Its like running-if you are going for 5 sprints VS.one.
The efford you put in only one sprint stands in no relation in doing this for 5-cause you know you have ONLY one try-and THIS must be perfect...
Background of the post is,that i come from the Waterbury corner, and perhaps want to try some great stuff of Thibs-but i see (for me) some problems involved.
Can somebody help me out ?
thanks for your time