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50% Method, How to Go About It?


#1

What percentage of my 1RM do I use for the 50% method?

And could you please explain how to do it (how many sets, etc.)?

Thanks


#3

There’s no set percentage method. Since the built in goal is to get half as many reps as you did on the first set, I like to select a weight for the first set that allows me about 12-15 reps. Then shoot for 6-8 on the 50% set. I only do the “2” sets.


#4

How long do you rest between sets?


#5

60 seconds.


#6

Thanks, Paul.


#7

Thank you!