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Meltdown Misery

I just graduated to the phase of Meltdown where the rest intervals decrease from 2 min. between circuits to 90 sec. Tonight was the first workout and after the first circuit I experienced a somewhat drastic decrease in reps compared to the previous workout (up to 50 percent on most sets). Where I could normally knock out 6-10 reps on my later sets, I went down to 3-6 reps with the shorter rest. Granted, with 30 sec. less rest it should be harder, but have any of you had this much of a drop?

Oh yes. What I did once is even completely eliminate the 4th set because I felt so flat. Hmm, what you can do is pick a slightly lower weight OR drop the weight slightly for your 3rd and 4th sets (Which is what I do)