I dunno, it’s wierd. I feel like if I am not doing 3-5 Hard reps then I am getting no success, an example being.
I was working chest the other day on the bench press. Note I am a weakling. I started my warm-ups with 20 both side, did 5 reps fairly easy. Added 5, did another 5 reps fairly easy. Added 5, did 5 reps. Added 5, struggled with 5 reps, really, my back began to arch on the fifth rep and it was a very sloooow rep up.
Then I added 5 to go for my max of 120 which I have been able to do for about 2 reps. Now I am going from struggling to get 5, to I can only do 2 reps, is this normal?!
I bet I could do 3 reps with 120, but I would need a spotter to help me up on the 3rd rep, because my 2nd rep I is also verrrrry slooooow and I am fighting every last centimeter on the way up. Any suggestions…?
It just feels like the two reps isn’t enough to really cause me to grow the muscle I so want to have.