So, in my current frenzy to improve my overall physical condition, I am going to begin lifting for the first time in over 20 years. I am just curious if there is any change in how sports science says we need to approach such things in the time since I last did so.
In the past, my instructor had us figure out our max capabilities on different lifts, then tone that back a bit to where we could do three sets of six reps, every other day… then check our maximum every two or three weeks and adjust upwards. Is that still advisable? Worked great back then, but if there is a better way, I’m all for it.
For the record, I’m going for strength training, not body-building. And I tested my maximums the other day… and I’ve lost more than 100 pounds off of my chest-press in the intervening decades