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    I never do 3 sets of 12

    https://youtu.be/vKDYfRtfqng

    I first saw this video a few months ago. So glad to find it again and share it here. Enjoy!
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    Great video, very basic stuff that gets overlooked, especially in a society of "Tell me what to do" instead of "Teach me how". So many people look for shortcuts or a way to reinvent the wheel. I've never religiously counted reps on sets. Always to failure until I'm screaming and ready to cry or vomit. Paraphrasing Mr. Yates, "I know I did some damage when I had trouble sitting on the toilet 5 days out of the week."

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    Thank's for this video. I'll never do the same.. I don't want to kill my gains
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    https://youtu.be/vKDYfRtfqng

    I first saw this video a few months ago. So glad to find it again and share it here. Enjoy!
    Excellent reminder for everyone Peanut, thanks for posting
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    Great video. Some years ago, I drew basically the same conclusion about 3 sets of 12 reps. I've changed my workout to maximize my gains.

    For example in the inclined dumbbell bench. I'll pick a medium weight, for me I use the 100lb dumbbells. The goal is to do 50 reps doing as many reps per set as possible and as many sets necessary to complete 50 reps. With this approach I reach muscular failure at each set.

    I use a similar system when I work specific body parts. Currently, I'm on 200mg/wk of Test Cyp + 3iu/ed of HGH. Stats - age 59, 5' 11", 205lbs, 12% bf.

    Bench: 225lbs 36 reps
    Seated barbell military press: 225lbs 10 reps
    Squats: 225lbs 38 reps

    I've always trained my clients with the philosophy that strength without endurance is a firecracker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    https://youtu.be/vKDYfRtfqng

    I first saw this video a few months ago. So glad to find it again and share it here. Enjoy!
    I never did either, but I can't stand that guy (Cavaliere? Must have Italian origins) don't do this don't do that lol go eat a bag of potatoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammerheart View Post
    I never did either, but I can't stand that guy (Cavaliere? Must have Italian origins) don't do this don't do that lol go eat a bag of potatoes.
    On a whole he offers a good system and his teachings keep you in a good path. Also he tailors it to people who just want an athletic look.

    His shoulder fixes and mobility drills are top notch...

    I agree it doesn't even make sense to train submaximally. If you're cutting your sets short then you're not giving the needed stimuli to adapt to. If you can't go heavy due to injuries find ways around heavy like scotchguard posted.
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    Great video. One of many reasons I love super setting lots of muscle groups......feel the burn and pump and you know you are doing it right.
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