One thing I'm consistently unclear about in my training it how hard it should be to lift the weight in order to grow.
Example: I can curl 60lb dumbells, probably 2 times with decent form with each arm. After that my form goes to shit. I can do 45s with good form for 8 reps. And alot of times I ahve a hard time deciding what is better.
On the one hand I feel like being able to do 8 reps solidly with correct form is the right way of going about things...I don't always feel like I worked out hard enough. And then on the other hand....I'll do much heavier ewight, but I can get so few reps I don't really feel like I worked that hard cause I barely managed to lift it.
Where is the optimal place for growth...and how tired should you be at th end of a set.
I'm asking this because my lifts have stagnated pretty severely in the past few months, nothing is going up in weight, and I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong. I realize nutrition and alot of otther factors need to be taken into account. Just recently I started eating 4000ish calories, before this I was eating barely 2000 a day. I hope my strength starts to rise with this increase in calories and I'll be curling 80s soont enough (no curling fixation just a good example). Ideas? I'm currently a bit over 200 with probably 13-14%bf, but I'm also 6'4".