I've tried to ask for help on this, but got no replies, so I'll try again. Quick help or reply would be greatly appreciated.....
Sets of 12,10,8.
I see this sort of set breakdown on a number of routines.
I decided that I may try this "one year program" that I posted in another thread:
For month one it states:
This repetition range will vary, but common belief is that 8-12 repetitions is optimal. We will start here. If you are able to get 13+ reps with a weight, it is too light. If you are able to get less than 8 reps with a weight it is too heavy. Make adjustments accordingly. I suggest you do your first set at 12 reps, 2nd at 10 reps, and 3rd at 8 reps for now.
I would think that an example of this would be to do a weight that I can lift for 12 reps, bump it up some and do 10 reps and then add more to do 8 reps.
The page for this month does not exactly state as seen here:
However, when I go to month two, which builds slightly on month one, it states that the weights go down on sets 12,10,8 as seen here:
Notice that at the bottom it states states:
*Fill in the amount of weight you used in the space left blank after the amount of reps.
Ex: Compound Legs� Barbell Squats 12/100 10/90 8/80
This would mean that you did 12 reps with 100 pounds on your first set,
10 reps with 90 pounds on your second and 8 reps with 80 pounds on your third.
Is the example from mont two as shown above how I should take month one to be also? or anytime I see this 12,10,8 set breakdown for that matter unless stated otherwise?
Any help appreciated.