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Old 04-30-2012, 09:13 PM   #4
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Just an easy way to get some extra rep work after your heavy set(s). Sometimes people use backoff sets to get an extra pump in the muscles. Me, I've used multiple backoff sets after my max bench set just because I need the extra work on exploding the weight.

Sometimes people will "rep out." Or go to exhaustion on lighter weights. So instead of going slightly lighter for 5 reps, maybe go much lighter for 8 - 12 reps.
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