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Repetition Lift �?? Work up to 3 sets of max reps, rest 90 seconds between sets.

what does he mean by work up to 3 sets of max reps? i understand the monday one but not this one…? plz

I thought you were already doing the program for a few weeks?

Just forget the “work up to” part and do 3 sets as hard as you can.

Do you think of the most common questions to ask?

Wasnt it not to long ago that you were asking how to “work up to a max set”?

Damn, use the search function on Defrancos site,or the search function here.

It means, do 3 sets with between 15-30 reps per set. The first 2 sets you leave a couple reps in the tank (dont go to failure). Then the 3rd set you do as many reps as you can (FAILURE)

so 3 sets of failure basically? sorry

Baller explained it pretty well. The “work up to” just means you shouldn’t start cold. If you’re doing the Rep Bench Press, warm up with the bar for 5-10 reps, then keeping going towards your working weight with ~5 reps per step.

Working weight: 135 lbs for Rep work
115x5 (optional)
135 for 15-30 reps
135 for 15-30 reps
135 for 15-30 reps.

should i not do this day the DeFranco way and do a more strength workout since im on a fat loss diet

I wouldnt. Defrancos program works well, just stick to it. The repetion method is designed to cause muscular hypertrophy in weak, athletes who dont have muscle. Just stick to it, get your diet in check, and run around as much as possible.