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Reattempting a Failed Set in Same Workout?


#1

So I’m trying to get stronger at the strict OHP. On my last 3x3 day I did great for the first 2 sets (my form has improved and the bar flew up, with weight I’d been struggling with for a while).

Then on the third set I got a little carried away and used leg drive on the last rep for no reason… I wasn’t happy with this so took a rest, reattempted it (in a fourth set) and got a perfect 3 reps.

My question is, can I still count it as 3x3 done and move up in weight without issue, despite the fact that I cheated on the third set and had to redo it?


#2

It is 1 workout. Whichever choice you make will be completely inconsequential in the long run.


#3

See how you feel when you come back and drop the weight if you need to. There’s no point battling weight too heavy for you though, you may find a little more weight after a tough session feels heavy AF - and remember that bar speed is important.