Ive decided to try something a bit differently for a few of my lifts. Im going to stick with the same load for the whole three week loading cycle, but progress in volume.
I was wondering what you guys thought would be a better method?
1) Progression by # of sets.
week1: 3 sets
week2: 4 sets
week3: 5 sets
The weight will be about a 8-10rm, and every sets will be performed to near failure, with short rest breaks of 30-60 seconds. So it might look something like this.
Or theres option #2
2) Progression by total reps
Week1: 30 reps
Week2: 35 reps
Week3: 40 reps
The load will be exactly the same as option 1, about 8-10rm, but i'll perform as many sets as it takes to get to the target reps. The rest breaks will also be the same as option 1.
What do you guys think about the two options. Im leaning toward option 2, but now that I think about it, they are almost identical.
After the 3 week cycle is complete, i plan on deloading and then upping the weight about 5-10lbs depending on the lift, and starting over with week1