Ever Try this (Rep out)

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Swiftstrike, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member

    Occasionally Ill get in the mood to rep out my bench. I do a significant drop from my average weight and do as many in a row as a can only one set.

    I was wondering if anyone else does this?

    For example if my average bench is 180 ill do a standard 135 (2 45s on each side)

    And do as many in a row as I can.

    My highest was 28 in a row at 135 but I average about 23/24.

    Anyone else do this? And if you dont try it out see what you can do and post it here.

  2. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    my sister is a personal trainer and she recommends doing this. it's called "failure"
  3. Nosferatu_Alucard

    Nosferatu_Alucard Undead Intellectual

    Yes I've heard of it. I normally don't do it. I just do 4x8 when I do my bench press.

    What your doing is good, reps are good, but don't too many at once. Too many reps at a lower weight can lead to overtraining.
  4. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member

    Pff i hardly do this. Maybe once every 3 weeks tops. I just wanted to see what others were doing.
  5. Corona

    Corona Registered Member

    It's called 'burnouts'. My friends and I do them on bench occasionally, sometimes on curls too. It burns real good.
  6. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member

    Good call couldnt think of the name for em.

    So Corona what have you gotten to and what weight?
  7. Corona

    Corona Registered Member

    I haven't done them in a long time. But last time I did we did it with just 95 and got around 40-50 I think. God in Heaven those things hurt.
  8. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member

    Ironic I posted this I decided to do one for bench today.

    Got 30 up and wasnt even struggling till 27.

    It has to be because Ive been doing higher reps at bench that was a big jump for me.

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