I'm through week 3 of the Superhero Strength Complex program and I think I understand everything well enough but do have some questions. I've seen random queestions here and there and thought it would be a good idea to have a dedicated thread and maybe Thibs will drop by once and a while.
I had done HP Mass for three phases and had great results. When I switched over to this I tried to start my Bench Press day with the same weight percentages, 87.5% of my 3RM. After the 2nd Bench Press day in week 1 I determined that for the Flat Bench Press that 87.5% was just too heavy for me. I could lift it but it wasn't explosive enough. I sucked up my pride a bit and dropped it down to what the lowest weight in the wave loading portion of HPM was. It was better but still a bit "grindy." I'm not sure if the Top Half Bench Press (Overload) set before is just exhausting the muscle too much to where I should be using even less weight. I don't want to keep dropping the poundage I use or do I? For week four where you basically start over with the same reps as week 1 but add weight; I'm considering dropping 10lbs from the Top-Half BP and keeping my Flat Bench weight where it's at. Any recommendations?
Oddly enough, my shoulders which didn't seem to adapt as well to HPM are actually seeing very good gains from SH Complex. Is that weird?