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Joe
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Hey Joe,

 

what would you suggest to do if you feel that you need higher stimulus in certain exercises: training to failure (if you havent yet) or adding 1 more set and stay 1-3 reps short of failure?

For example: i got my split kinda figured out with push (including Quads) pull (including hams & glutes) off day push pull off day..so on with training 1-3 reps short of failure. Due to circumstances recently i had to go for push pull push pull without a day off inbetween and in my quad exercise (heel elevated squat) i made much better progression (weight and reps with same execution/form) hitting it again after 48 hours instead of 72 hours. I conlude that i need more stimulus for my quads when i stay within the 72 hour range, what would be the best thing to do i guess since all the others exercises kinda progress well with training every 72 hours and some of them even stagnated training them again after 48 hours. Right now i train 1-3 reps short of failure in all exercises. Would you suggest to increase the 2 working sets for quads to 3 working sets and stay short of failure or better take those 2 working sets more to failure (but only for Squats)? What would be in your mind the way to go (if it even matters…?)?

 

and – this questions goes kinda into the same direction – when you find out that exercises, which progressed well (reps and weights) in the hitting it every 72 hour range, also progress well or even slightly better in the hitting it every 48 hour range, should you take advantage of it in some way? Like going for a little higher stimulus (1 more working set or training to failure..) when you stay in the 72 hour range? Since there are exercises/body parts which dont progress at all hitting them again after 48 hours, changing the whole split routine in favour of the exercises who do progress well after 48 h wouldnt make any sense.

 

I hope those questions are understandable… hard to explain stuff in english somes.

 

Best regards,

 

Luke