Here is a quicky tip for ya . . . not the good kind that you get in a parking lot outside of a dive bar or on a bus with a stranger late at night, but the weightlifting kind. Sorry broskies.

There are times I'll be training where I am just free-styling either my programming or someone I'll be coaching. Since I am not one to make up new and stupid exercises I will usually make up new and stupid set and rep schemes to do. Something I have been doing lately with my main lifts is an ascending rep workout. I have found that as I get older this kind of training works best for my body.

Here is a couple examples of what I would do:

90% of my 1RM x 1, 1, 1 reps

75% x 3, 5, 7, reps

55% x 10, 10 reps

This kind of rep scheme gives me all the things I like in my workout, heavy lifts, some heavy hypertrophy work at 75% and a good pump (which you newbs all call "volume" now) at the end.

Another version I do looks like this:

85% x 1, 2, 3 reps

70% x 2, 4, 6, 8 reps

There ya go, feel free to steal this idea, call it something else and make a few bucks off it by making people think that you came up with it ya buzzards!