Today was my biceps day, I did 3 sets of barbell curl @ 10kilos
My goal was to reach 10 reps which i achieved in my first set, but it started reducing in my second and third sets going down in 8 and 5 respectively.. i was barely able to hang on..
why is this happening. and if possible how can i maintain my reps for a particular excercise
07-01-2011, 06:12 AM #1
Reps going down after each set!! anything wrong?
07-01-2011, 06:35 AM #2
thats called fatigue. Its what youre after. If youre doing 3 sets of exactly 10 reps and then stopping youre lucky if youre last set is at an acceptable intensity.
Its better to aim for 8-12 reps. Pick you weight for the first set. Then reassess whether or not youll be able to lift the same weight or if you can go up or you should lower the weight to fail within that 8-12 range.
07-01-2011, 07:32 AM #3
I don't know how i'll progress, which is to go heavier each week, but i'll experiment with this.
any other thoughts guys!!!
07-01-2011, 10:01 AM #4
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07-01-2011, 10:28 AM #5
to make it more confusing....how long do you rest between sets?? Be aware, the less u rest between sets, the more the reps will fall as u describe
sounds like u rest about 30 seconds, lol.
try resting more like 75-90 seconds between sets for arms. a little longer for bigger muscles like legs/back etc
if u r going to only rest perhaps 30 seconds, then u will probably have to reduce the weight on the next sets etc. sometimes u may keep the same weight on the 2nd set but u can tell it has to be reduced on the 3rd set
some people lieke to move faster like that for a pump and muscle fatigue, some move slower for more of a strength type routine
as stated before, there r MANY ways to approach lifting. just get a constant approach going and watch to see improvement etc."Humility comes before honor"
07-01-2011, 10:28 AM #6
07-01-2011, 11:30 AM #7
By the way, John Prophet, long time no see.Bodybuilding is 60% training and 50% diet. Yes that adds up to 110%, because that's what you should be giving it. Change the inside, and the physique will follow.
07-02-2011, 09:00 AM #8
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07-02-2011, 09:29 AM #10
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