Adding weight to the bar is the most important form of progression because you have so much room to progress.
Second to that would be to add reps to a given weight but that’s not giving you much room to progress long-term because you may go from 6-12 reps at a given weight in 3-4 weeks. And going from 8-25+ will net you diminishing returns for adding size and strength.
Time drops kinds suck IMO. One, because it’s very limited because you can only drop so far and two because it hinders the best form of progression; weight on the bar.
And you can only do more work in the same amount of time for so long before your strength on your big exercises suffers which screws up #1.[/quote]
hm, i’ve actually heard some experts/trainers say that weight progression isnt the best way because it just verifies that u did in fact progress. when he said that i was confused but i’m just saying.
about adding weight though isnt that fairly limited, especially for those like u who go to failure each time? i mean for me i generally start lighter than i can go and then add weight each subsequent workout, but once i get to failure in a workout if i add more weight (even small amounts like 2.5lb.) i just start to drop in reps