Originally Posted by Robb Wolf
I'm pretty bleary eyed by this stage of the week but it looked like the trend was a dramatic increase in work performed and power output...looks good.
something like that would be a perfect lead-in for 3-4 weeks of near maximal strength work8x3's, 10x2's in the 85-95% range.
the rebound to lower volume might translate into some significant strength gains.
Thanks for the look and comments. Definitely a great trend in work/power. I'm currently working on hitting the 7 sets of 6 (with a longer term goal of 4 sets of 10 with 1 minute rest). Once I hit 7 of 6 in both orders (chins first, dips first), I'm going to do a small taper and then try maximal sets of both (my goal is 20/20). I think I should be in the 15-17 range but I could even be a bit higher (or lower).
After I do a rep test, I definitely want to incorporate a bit of variety. I was thinking of three types of chin/dip workouts: (1) density based high-rep (what I'm doing now), (2) low-volume/high-intensity (3 of 3), and (3) mid-volume/mid-intensity (8 of 3, 5 of 5 with ~5RM and ~7RM respectively). Since my goal is still rep based, I'd plan on doing 4 rep workouts, 2 low volume workouts, and 2 middle workouts over three weeks.
It might be easier to follow your suggestion and just switch to a different training block for 3-4 weeks. And I do like weighted chins!