As part of my regime to build muscle, develop strength and lose fat, i am progressively loading weights as part of each set.
For example, once sufficiently warmed up, a bench press set looks as follows. Each set encompasses 10 repetitions.
- 45 pounds/20 kgs
- 66 pounds/30 kgs
- 88 pounds/40 kgs
- 99 pounds/45 kgs
- 110 pounds/50 kgs
Sometimes when i start hitting 110 pounds/50 kgs, my muscles are tiring however i'll attempt to try and get as may repetitions e.g. 5.
I'll then drop back to 99 pounds/45 kgs and attempt to get an additional 10 repetitions.
How does this affect the goal of building muscle, losing fat and developing strength?
How does it affect muscle recovery?