>Been doing multiple sets of push-ups to failure every other day to improve my physical fitness test score
>1st day 156 total
>2nd day 101 total
>That's okay just DOMS
>3rd day 145
>4th day 104
>That's okay I'll bounce back up next time
What the fuck, /fit/. What explanation is there for this reverse progress. Shit's got me pissed.
you get /fit/ while you dont do anything
rest/sleep is more important than lifting
You're surely joking, its been 4 days. Do you have no idea how the human body works? Just do a single set to failure per day or once in the morning and once at night and you'll see better results over time. That said you still need to rest your body if yore feeling over trained.
Listen up PFC Anon, three sets, one minute of rest, the first two to your last good rep (probably the second or third grindy one), third to actual muscle failure. Every other day or so for a few weeks and you'll max ezpz.
I said every other day (sometimes it's every third day) so it's been about two weeks I'm not new to working out I didn't expect immediate gains but I also didn't expect to be making straight up reverse progress.
Made me chuckle unfortunately though I'm a PV2.
that's just a shitty way to go about it
I heard of some progression scheme for max reps which was like you do 3 sets of half your max reps or something like that 2x a week and max out once every other week on reps or some shit. look it up
Here: I looked it up what I was talking about. This was a response to a guy asking about doing pretty much exactly what you're doing. Follow this.
"No, that's a bad way to do it
Step 1: determin max number of pushups
Step 2: perform sets of roughly 60% of that. When you start to get grindy, the workout is over.
Do the above twice per week
Every 6th workout or so, retest for max.
By keeping the sets short of afilure, you get far far more volume. So say you can do 30 max. 60% is 18. If you did a set of 30, you'd be so worked that on teh second set you might get 15. Ten 10. 55 total reps
How many sets of 18 do you think you can do. 5, 8, 10. Maybe 180 reps per workout.
Which do you think will give you better gains?"