I am new to T-Nation - at least to the forums but I used the experts here as a resource and for guidance.
I am new to using Chad's AMRAP workout...with the premise being one compound upper body press excercise, one upper body pull and one lower body compound excercise (ostensibly squats and deads) - performed 3X a week with excercise variety.
Workout structure/excercise selection is not a problem...however knowing when to up the weight is.
The direction is to use a weight that you can get 6 clean, pre-failure reps up and use that weight until you AMRAP to 24 reps. The question I have is when do you change the weight? Do you wait until you can get 4X6 at the same weight? Or should you move up if you have 2 clean 6 rep set and then can get 5 and 4 and 4 for example.
Should you focus on never going to failure as best you can? Pullups are a difficult thing for AMRAP because I can do the first set of 6 easily but tail off to 3 in final sets to get to 24 - I know I can add weight for that first set...just not sure when to add weight and looking for help.
I am committed to doing this workout for 8 weeks...then moving to his 10X3...and varying rep schemes but want to make sure I do it correctly.
I appreciate any guidance you can provide...thanks for reading.