I noticed something very interesting. Within the I, BB program we do very little high rep sets. None besides the occasional max rep sets after a normal ramp or a ratchet.
But it’s those sets where I make almost unbelievable progress.
3 weeks ago I did a set of single-leg leg extension with 170 (pounds or whatever unit that’s supposted to be on the weight stack. Doesn’t matter for the example.) max rep style after a ratched. I did 7 reps.
Last week I did 11 resp with the same weight.
Yesterday I did a full 22 rep with the exact same weight on the same leg extension machine.
Same thing for bench press.
I improved from 1 rep with 407 pounds (October 6th 2009) to 2 reps with 429 pounds (this week).
But my back-of set (max reps) went from 7 x 316 after 7 sets of force spectrum ramping to 15 x 330!
I have no explanation why I progress so much on high rep work.
Can this be explained? Is it something you observed as well?