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    # of reps per set

    For all my exercises I usually do 1 warm up set then I go straight to the weight I will be doing for the remainder of the sets. I go until failure on each set. My reps would decrease after each set. I made good gains on this for 3-4 months, but I have hit a plateau. I keep my reps in the range of 4-9. Is this out of the norm? I never see people doing. I always see people switching weights (usually adding) after each set.
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    Ascending pyramids are very not fun IMO. Try not going to failure.
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    Not a fan of going to failure. The goal should be 1-2 reps short of failure. Failure for fun at the end of my workout once in a while, but not all that frequent.

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    Originally Posted by spicyprice View Post
    Not a fan of going to failure. The goal should be 1-2 reps short of failure. Failure for fun at the end of my workout once in a while, but not all that frequent.
    To this, going to failure all the time is a horrible idea. There's a big stressor difference between grinding thru a last rep and a total fail on a compound, which is basically your body's way of protecting yourself and reminding you that you are complete ass hole (which I get reminded of once or twice a month.
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    Get an adequate amount of tension, perform enough work, and that's all there is to it. Worrying about an optimal rep range is silliness. Use a variety to cover all your bases.
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