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    How much weight to use for each set?

    Hi All,

    I have started to follow a routine for many of my exercises where I do 4 sets, 12,10,8 and 6 reps and I increase the weight each set with the last set of 6 reps being the max weight I can lift for that exercise, and try to go to maybe 7 reps.


    My question for those who uses similar approach is... what % of your max weight would you attribute to the first 3 sets?

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    Nic
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    There is a lot of individual variation but you can get an estimate using a 1RM calculator

    https://calculate1rm.com/

    For example, if 10 reps with 100 gives a 1RM of 133:
    then 6 reps with 115 is roughly equivalent (134)

    but you also have fatigue from one set to the next to take into account.

    Essentially, it doesn't really matter - what matters is how many sets you do and how close each set comes to the point of failure. I prefer to train to an RPE rather than a set number of reps.
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