I’ve been lifting for about 1 1/2 years. I keep trying to mix it up a little. I have always done Squats and Deadlifts. I went with 5X5 on each. Lately I have changed to 5X8 on each. I did lower the weight I was using in order to do more reps.
For the Deadlift I started this. I went from
5X145 TO this: 8X140
The 8 reps gives me a lot more work as far as weight lifted. I guess what I’m asking is, would it be better to stay with the 5X5 and keep trying to increase the weight or use the 8 reps and do more total work. I switched from the 5X5 because it seemed I was really taxed at trying to lift more than 260. Any comments will be appreciated.