04-10-2005, 12:20 AM
I'm just starting HST this week. I just came off a week and a half of SD, but I hadn't established my maxes before the time off. I didn't want to have to dedicate another whole week to finding maxes and then take more time off, so I did all my exercises in about the 10 rep range and used a calculations sheet that I have to find my maxes for the other rep ranges. Is this accurate enough? I've done my first two HST workouts already. The first one was actually surprisingly challangeing, though I avoided going to failure (by a small margin in a couple exercises). I think I was fatigued from establishing my maxes from the 2 days before. The second workout with slightly heavier weights actually seemed a bit easier. I really don't want to have to take more time off. Will I be able to progress from where I am?