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    Reps dropping on cut

    I am on a cut and I have lost about 12 pounds total, losing about 1-1.5 pounds per week. I have been meeting my calories and protein intake pretty consistently but I have been struggling to keep reps in the "hypertrophy range" for compounds, like military press and bench press. These two exercises in particular are at 6 reps per set for me and I do 3 sets. I feel like I may need to drop another rep to prevent failure. I am wondering if I should drop a set completely and try to increase my reps? Or keep with 3 sets but try to maintain the 6 reps or however many reps I can for as long as possible while I am still cutting?
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    I would cut back on volume while maintaining intensity on your lifts if you are struggling during a cut. So do 2 sets instead of three. Or do fewer workouts in a week or something to reduce volume.
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    Originally Posted by Dylan13579 View Post
    I am on a cut and I have lost about 12 pounds total, losing about 1-1.5 pounds per week. I have been meeting my calories and protein intake pretty consistently but I have been struggling to keep reps in the "hypertrophy range" for compounds, like military press and bench press. These two exercises in particular are at 6 reps per set for me and I do 3 sets. I feel like I may need to drop another rep to prevent failure. I am wondering if I should drop a set completely and try to increase my reps? Or keep with 3 sets but try to maintain the 6 reps or however many reps I can for as long as possible while I am still cutting?
    don't expect to Keep the same training Program intact. Volume needs to come down.
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