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dustin depanicis 01-16-2004 10:31 AM

say we are doing 60 reps of dips and if i tried to do them i would fail on 15 (for arguments sake).. would it be better to do 6 sets of 10 so i dont fail as much or 4 sets of 15 where i fail every time?

Chris Doughty 01-16-2004 11:03 AM

Dustin,
I think the goal is to maximize the amount of work done in a given amount of time. You want to find the combination of sets, reps, and minimal rest that maximizes your power output. Recovering from failure takes a lot of time so the 4x15 probably isn't the way to go. However, what the optimum combination is (10x6, 6x10, or whatever), is something you'll have to figure out with some experimentation.

Lincoln Brigham 01-16-2004 02:21 PM

This will get you there much quicker than 6x10 or 4x15:

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