lets say a program says you should do 3 sets of 8 on the bench press. Do you just rack the weight at 8 reps, or should you go untill you are about to fail?
also i have a related question about keeping track of progress. I started carrying around a piece of paper with all my exercises and weight that i am suppost to do listed on it. After each exercise ill write down how many reps i got for each set. But ive seen like maybe 2 other people even bring papers to the gym in all the time i have been going, and never have i seen anybody writing down anything. So i feel like a dumbass and that i should just lift the damned weight