Ok I got some questions about progressing when you can’t add weight to the bar. In one of CT’S articles, he says that if your going for strength you should progress one of 2 way. 1) by increasing the weight every week or 2) making the sets more difficult by going beyond failure and using methods such as drop sets, forced reps, negatives, rest/pause etc.
I was just wondering, if I’m using a 8x3 scheme with a 5RM and can’t seem to increase the weight for the following week for 8x3 , do I go to failure for ALL my sets, or just the last 2 or 3??? I’d imagine if I started going to failure from the beginning, this would wear me out that by the time I got to my last couple of sets, I wouldn’t even be able to barely lift the weight for 1 rep.
Also, when doing drop sets, do those count as one of the main work sets?? are they a part of whatever rep scheme you use?? or seperate from it, do you save them for close to end of the sets?? same questions regarding negatives, rest-pause as well.