# Which Is Better for Power/Strength?

So my friend/training partner were having a discussion over which one of these training methods is better for strength/power. 8x2 with the last set of the day ending with a 3 with 80% of your max. (week 1 example, 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,3…week 2: 2,2,2,2,2,2,3,3) so on until you are at week 8 with 8 sets of 3. ORRRR 8 sets of 2 with more weight each week on each set trying to go up each workout(if this is the better option, what would a good % number for each set be)?

How new are you? Each fresh max as a beginner changes your max. If you have a few months under the bar, then feel free to work with 80% x 2. If you’re new however, maybe spend some more time with a less mathematical system.

[quote]chobbs wrote:
So my friend/training partner were having a discussion over which one of these training methods is better for strength/power. 8x2 with the last set of the day ending with a 3 with 80% of your max. (week 1 example, 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,3…week 2: 2,2,2,2,2,2,3,3) so on until you are at week 8 with 8 sets of 3. ORRRR 8 sets of 2 with more weight each week on each set trying to go up each workout(if this is the better option, what would a good % number for each set be)?[/quote]

the first option.

Thanks for the quick replies guys, first day is tomorrow

Is 80% a good percentage to work off of?

Try your 4RM for doubles. (probably a little under 90%) Do a ton of them. Screw 8 sets, try 15. Even 20. Add 10 lb or so the next time. If you can get lots of reasonably short rest doubles with that, add another 5 or 10 or whatever next time!

Disclaimer: Don’t kill yourself

FWIW just hit up Juggernaut method when you’re done with madcow and your strength will skyrocket

FWIW just hit up Juggernaut method when you’re done with madcow and your strength will skyrocket[/quote]
How do you remember I love madcow? Impressive…

[quote]chobbs wrote:

FWIW just hit up Juggernaut method when you’re done with madcow and your strength will skyrocket[/quote]
How do you remember I love madcow? Impressive…[/quote]

Gave up drinking for 5 years did terrible things to my memory!

[quote]chobbs wrote:

FWIW just hit up Juggernaut method when you’re done with madcow and your strength will skyrocket[/quote]
How do you remember I love madcow? Impressive…[/quote]

Gave up drinking for 5 years did terrible things to my memory!
[/quote]
I will definetely be doing that Jaggurnaut method though within the future…with plenty of questions coming your way

[quote]chobbs wrote:

[quote]chobbs wrote:

FWIW just hit up Juggernaut method when you’re done with madcow and your strength will skyrocket[/quote]
How do you remember I love madcow? Impressive…[/quote]

Gave up drinking for 5 years did terrible things to my memory!
[/quote]
I will definetely be doing that Jaggurnaut method though within the future…with plenty of questions coming your way[/quote]

ok good to hear

Google “Prilepin’s Table” if you need a place to start with %'s, reps, and number of sets.

245 with 8 sets of 2 with 120 seconds rest coming up for chest then weighted chins with 75 lbs with the same rep scheme…gonna kill it

I did the Philippi deadlift program once and it was a lot like this. Worked up to a heavy set of 2, and then dropped down some and did 10 sets of 3. I think after 2 weeks it dropped to 8 sets of 3 with a bit heavier weight and kept doing a progression like that.

Good luck with the thing you’re doing. I fucking hated that much volume lol.

245 was easy as shit, got 245 for 7 sets of 2 then got 3 on my last set with at least 2 left in the tank