I just started week 2 of my 2nd cycle of BFL. My goal for this cycle is to really get rid of that last 12lbs and put on some muscle, so on my weight training days, I've been upping my weights and lifting a heavier than I did during my C1 and I'm also upping my weights slightly for each workout, and i have a question...
What is the consensus on training to failure while on BFL?
I'm noticing that on that 5th set, i'm hitting the wall around rep 9-10 especially on my chest workout. it's that point where getting you think you wont be able the barbell back on the rack and it takes that little bit you have in you to finish the rep. I know in BFL terms this is the '10', but i am shorting my set by 2-3 reps.
Is training to failure okay on bfl or should i dial down the weight a bit to actually complete that last set?
I am dialing the weight down a little on that finishing set, that set of the 2nd excercise of the same muscle group, so i am completing the 12 reps on that set.
By the end, you WANT to hit failure, actually to push BEYOND that perceived failure but still keep good form. If I can actually do 12 on that very last one, then I'm probably only at a '9' intensity.
When I'm at a plateau and don't seem to be increasing my weights for some time, I purposely lift even heavier, even though I can't do the 12, 10, 8,6, 12, 12. It' kinda turns out like 12, 10, 7, 2, 6, and then something less than 12 for that last high point. I find it gets me out of a rut.
I think if you've alreay done your first challenge by the book, then you can try little differences. (some people might shoot me for saying that). If that doesn't work, then you know you can always go back to the tried and true original format!
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