[quote]Professor X wrote:
Do you typically go below your 3 RM anytime during the week? A lot of people work up to a 3RM, and I think the systemic (neural) fatigue that such heavy loads cause limits what they can do for everything else the rest of the week. At least that’s true with me.
Do you find that the bodyparts you work later in the week aren’t hit as good as those in the beginning, due to the fatigue incurred by the prior training days?
No, I don’t find that my body parts later in the week aren’t hit as good. if that were the case, I would assume that I was not recovering. I train, on average, one body part a day (aside from calves which are done almost daily). That allows plenty of time to be rested by the time I hit a body part again, even if it is the same body part later in the week.
You asked about a “3 rep max” as if I do that regularly. If you think that, I think you are missing what I tried to make clear as far as “training according to feel”. I didn’t write that I regularly do 3 rep maxes. I don’t.[/quote]
I know, I was just saying that heavy lifting in the 1-3 RM range is a big cause of neural fatigue, and I was just asking if you did any such lifting when you were “training by feel”. I understand the concept, I was just wondering if you ever “feel” like lifting with that high a % of your max.
Also, how much do you normally sleep?