February 4, 2011
February 6, 2011

Coaches Note – during any strength exercise in which you are performing multiple reps over multiple rounds, the weight used (or added) should be planned so as to hit failure on the last rep of the last round. Using Thursday nights strength set as an example, the weight increase from round to round should be planned so that rep 4 and 5 of the 5th set are a struggle to perform. Failure on rep 4 or 5 is fine; failure on rep 2 or 3 means the weight was too much; completion with ease obviously means the weight was too light, although in this situation, by continuing the set past 5 reps to failure, you can better determine what weight should be used the next time around.

Your approach to any strength workout should be the same, whether it involves 1, 3, 5, or even 10 rep sets: a (reasonably) calculated addition of weight which will produce a tough but manageable final set. MANAGEABLE = good form, but not necessarily great form. We preach attention to form, and will continue to do so,

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