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Original 531 Challenge, Page 173 Forever


#1

Anyone try this? It looks like an awesome way to get lifts up quick.

I have a question about the sets though. For the sets, it says “3x5,PR set” Is the PR set done as the last set of five, or is it an additional set?


#2

It would look like this:
65% x 5
75% x 5
85% x 5 or more reps (a good goal if you set your training max properly is 10)


#3

As Assault says
Except the last 85% set when it is a PR set, you try to beat your previous best with that weight.
So if last time you got 10 reps with 100 you try to get 11 reps.
Or if you are a little beat up, knowing you are not going to get 10 reps, you set your PR set before the lift. Saying I want to get 9 reps. Then 9 is the goal.
But try to beat your previous rep record at that weight.
There is a little difference between a AMRAP set and a PR set.
AMRAP is taken to failure, PR is just beating a previous rep PR or a goal in mind before the set. PR could be an AMRAP (for me it often is) but not necessarily.