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workout reps question

Post by js2003 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:54 pm

It was suggested to me to try to do a pyramid of starting with 10,8,6,4,2 with progressively higher weight and then back down to 4,6,8,10 with lower weight for deadlift, squats, bench, and shoulder press and to to do this for 4 weeks to get stronger

Any thoughts or criticism of this workout


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Post by hoosegow » Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:13 pm

Any change is good. I've incorporated stuff like this. Just don't get static in your workouts.

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:22 am

Nine sets of a single exercise is a lot. Are these all working sets? How many similar exercises are you doing per workout? Also, if your first few sets are working sets, you won't be able to go as heavy on your later low-rep sets.

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Post by stuward » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:19 am

2 rep schemes I picked up on the Dr. Squat site (from Todd Wilson) were 8668 and 642246. The second time you repeat the rep range it's slightly (about 2%) heavier that the first time you did it. Your body gets fooled into thinking it's the same weight you've already done but it's an increase and can help you break through plateaus. The volume is very reasonable.

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