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    5 sets 12 reps

    If someone told me to do 5 sets of Bench, w/ 12 reps per set, should I reach failure or close to it on each set and keep lowering the weight to get the 12 reps, or pick a steady weight that is easy the first 3 sets and challenging to failure the last 2? This is with 45-60 sec rest in-between.
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain...

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    where in VA are you?

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    Arlington, VA. Right next to DC. What about you?
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain...

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    why'd you wanna do 12 reps?

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    Because it's good for shocking the muscle, I rotate the volume and reps I do. And also because not everyone responds well to low reps.
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain...

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    5 sets of 12 reps is quite a bit...unless its one shocker program. I would warm up one set, and go to failure after the warmup.

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    So are you saying to do 2 sets? One warm-up and then one working set that you go to failure?
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain...

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    no i am saying that i do one warm up set and then working sets....usually 2.

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    Great, Thank you. How many sets do you usually do per exercise day?
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain...

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    i usually do 3 sets of 6-8 reps for building.

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    i am not understanding your sentenance....what are you trying to say? in English please.

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    I didn't get it either.
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