Hi Joe, I’d appreciate your input on the following issue. I’ve generally done quite well using an upper/lower routine 3-4x per week. I’m finding it difficult to progress my high incline DB press and have not been able to increase weight or reps for several weeks now (38kg x 13 reps before I hit the wall). I have thought about the different ways in which I can resolve this issue and I’ve come up with the following.
1. Continue trying to add a whole rep to the 38’s at every workout until I achieve 38 x 14
2. Add micro plates (0.5kg per side) to each 38kg DB and shoot for 13 reps again
3. Back off to 34kg and do 14 reps so my brain gets used to the idea of 14 reps (wife suggestion, she’s an armchair psychologist)
4. Start first set with 40kg, which will result in fewer reps but get body/mind used to heavier weight.
Appreciate your input