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Learn How to Train [One Week Action Plan]



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Learn How to Train

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1. Reps

Reps is short for repetitions. This is how many times you lift a weight without stopping for a break – easy, right?

2. Sets

Completing a set means completing a certain number of reps. Sets are performed one after another, but with a rest in between each one.


Sets x Reps Rest
1 Leg Press 3 x 10-12 60

This means perform 3 sets of 10-12 reps of the Leg Press exercise (with a 60 second rest in between).

3. Failure

Failure describes the point in a set when you can no longer lift the weight with good form.


Sets x Reps Rest
1 Chin Up 4 x Failure 60

This means perform 4 sets of chin ups, where each set you do as many chin ups as possible whilst maintaining good form for each set.

4. Superset

A superset is where you perform two exercises back-to-back without stopping. Exercises labelled with the same number, but with a lower case letter afterwards, are a superset.


Sets x Reps Rest
1a Deadlift 4 x 10 10
1b Bicep Curls 4 x 8 60

This means perform 10 reps of Deadlift and then immediately perform 8 reps of Bicep Curls with 10 seconds rest in between.

Full rest periods are taken after completing both exercises.

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