proper way to structure a heavy lifting workout?!

  1. proper way to structure a heavy lifting workout?!


    i've shifted my training goals to now focus on strength, and am wondering what the consensus is of the strongmen over here.

    i usually do a set of 20 super light weight to warm up
    then do 12 reps, 6 reps, and two sets of 4-3 reps, only testing one rep max every month. 2 minutes break between sets minimum

    then when i move onto the next exercise i usually go straight to the 6 reps


    wondering how the structure of my reps looks? should i do more low reps stuff, or faster high rep? more warm up?

    thanks!


  2. Why don't you try 3 waves of 6, 4, 2. Increasing weight each set. The last wave should be close to a max effort.

  3. with two minutes break between each set or just do them back to back?
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  4. you can try 3 sets with 3-5 reps each it works really great for me

  5. i guess i was looking for some kind of scientific wonder workout but i guess bread and butter workouts are fine....

  6. thanks guys!

  7. You could rest 2-3 minutes between sets. I like this way because it's a good way to get reps close to 90% and have a good amount of volume. You could also try 3,2,1 waves after you've done a cycle or 2 of 6, 4, 2

  8. basically you want your core movements, squat, bench, deadlift in the low rep range 1-5, and all your accessory work higher 10+

  9. thanks guys! reps.....that is almost what i am doing now, just some slight tweaking and thanks for the reference to elitefts, good spot!

  10. Quote Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
    basically you want your core movements, squat, bench, deadlift in the low rep range 1-5, and all your accessory work higher 10+

    I disagree, depending on what you consider accessory work. For instance, flat/incline/decline DB press I wouldn't be doing 10+ reps with those for any strength gains. I'd be hoisting up the big DB's for a lower rep range. Same with anything else free weight related, only maybe on cables would I do anything for 10+ reps if strength is the goal.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon
    I disagree, depending on what you consider accessory work. For instance, flat/incline/decline DB press I wouldn't be doing 10+ reps with those for any strength gains. I'd be hoisting up the big DB's for a lower rep range. Same with anything else free weight related, only maybe on cables would I do anything for 10+ reps if strength is the goal.

    so then i guess some of the strongest guys in the world are wrong?

  12. Quote Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
    so then i guess some of the strongest guys in the world are wrong?

    I dunno, I consider myself fairly strong. I bench 505 raw at 21. And I know what has worked for me, and it's not 10+ reps on accesorry work. I suppose different things work for different people, but for the majority of people, I wouldn't be recommending that approach.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon
    I dunno, I consider myself fairly strong. I bench 505 raw at 21. And I know what has worked for me, and it's not 10+ reps on accesorry work. I suppose different things work for different people, but for the majority of people, I wouldn't be recommending that approach.
    seems to work for this guy My 12 week training cycle

  14. Quote Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
    seems to work for this guy My 12 week training cycle

    Ok, chill dude, if you want me to concede, then fine. You're right. That guy also does westside training. Who's to say the 10+ accessory work is really what is giving him the results? I've trained westside before, I didn't do 10+ reps on accessory work either, but it's the bands and chains on that program that are going to make you stronger, working on applying more force to the weight, which is the principal behind the bands and chains.

    Like I said, and let me put this in bold for you, DIFFERENT THINGS WORK FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE.....BUT, i would not recommend the 10+ reps on accesory for the MAJORITY of people.
  

  
 

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