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Old 03-06-2013, 03:42 PM   #359
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Originally Posted by Glight View Post
I personally think all of those sets at 135, 185, and 205 are a waste.

I would do something like

135x5
185x4
205x3
225x6,6,6,6,6

Getting as many reps under your belt as possible with higher weights are going to benefit you more in the long-run than the intermediate sets

3 ways to build strength:

1. Lift maximal weights
2. Lift submaximal weights for maximal reps
3. Lift submaximal weights at maximal speed

Your set at 225 is accomplishing #2, but all your other sets aren't really doing anything besides tiring you out in my opinion.
I like this work out also, I'm usually exhausted by the time I get to the heavy set.

What do you think about adding a burn out set for each muscle group? Maybe that would help define the muscle more, for example:

135 x 5
185 x 4
205 x 3
225 x 6, 6
135 x 15/burnout
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