Originally Posted by Jared Ashley
That's very interesting, thanks for the insight. Given those numbers, it's almost like the DL set in SS, where you do several warm-up sets, but only 1 true working set. Are your BS/FS/P ramp-ups looking similar?
With a difference that large, it seems like it's really just 3x5 or 3x3... 5x3 would look the same as 3x3 + warmups sets.
I look at it this way.
You are trying to get the PR for that lift that workout and also recover enough to keep the process moving.
Now having got my PR with
my next one might be
110kg, 130, 157 PR attempt
You have to run with what will work for you.
I personally use a similar scheme for BS, FS etc.
Now I would like to be able to use say 145kg, 150kg, 156kg, that would be an increase in work capacity right? But I know that I can't recover if I did that and my high rep sets would probably be pretty ugly.
My view is that the PRs are driving up your max strength, but the high rep lifts are really increasing the work capacity. You need to balance them both out.
Hope this helps