I have been using this technique for weights ...it is somewhat different than the prescribed weight program by BFL. This worked for me 10 years ago and really seems to get me to the 10 better than the 12,10,8,6,12,12 program. Please tell me if this will impact my progress by not following the exact recommendations:
Level 5 - 12 reps, light weight, rest 1 min.
Level 6 - 10-12 reps, slightly heavier weight, rest 1 min.
Level 7 - 8-10 reps, heavier weight, rest 1 min.
Level 8 - 8-10 reps, heavier weight, rest 1 min.
Level 9 - 8-10 reps, same weight or heavier, rest 1 min.
Level 10 - same weight as 9, but number of reps = whatever it takes to reach muscle failure.
I reach level 10 every time with this program using one exercise only. I f I don't rest in between level 9 and 10, and try to switch to a 2nd exercise, it usually takes 30 secs to a minute anyway. Also, when switching exercises, i get really messed up if I don't have the correct weight. Too light and I don't hit the "10". My program basically increases the weight, lower the reps, and reaches level 10 every time. I also like doing one exercise because some really benefit me mnore than others. For example, the dumbell flys work much better for me than presses. In summary. I'm bascially trying to hit the different levels by adjsuting the weight and numebr of reps. I really can tell if I'm at an 8,9,10 etc.
I am not sure what to say. I am barely sure of what to do on BFL. They say there are so many roads to Rome. But not all the roads at once.
It takes me 20 second to switch to another exercise at level 10. I get the stuff ready to switch for me not to waste time. Some time it takes less to switch as well.
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