You know what we used to do at York? What we’d do is we’d take a weight and hit it for as many reps as we could. You know something heavy, but something that we could hit for five or six. Then in the next session, we’d add a pound or two to the bar and do the same thing. When it got that we couldn’t do three or so, whatever the number was that was our ‘minimum’ that we were looking for, we’d drop about ten percent of the weight off the bar and start the process again.
When we hit the lighter weight again we’d get it for lots more reps than we had when we’d hit that weight before you know, and that would keep you motivated while you worked back up, you know, hitting records along the way.
- Bill Starr