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Old 04-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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A back off is simply slightly lighter weight for more reps.

When you perform a heavier set, say 400 pounds for one rep, and then jump down to perhaps 350, the weight will feel lighter because your CNS (central nervous system) is more fully engaged. Some people prefer to do back off sets for this mental reason - rep work feels lighter.

This is my prime reason at least, when I do them.
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