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bald bull
10-07-2009, 07:19 PM
If a deadlift routine calls for say 90% of ur 1rm for one set 3 reps and u cant do three, what if u do 3 singles at 90% to get the scheduled reps in? U r still getting the same amount of work just over a longer period of time no?

Tom Mutaffis
10-08-2009, 08:03 AM
It would be the same amount of volume but not the same amount of intensity.

Many progressive programs recommend that you give a conservative max / recent max so that you are able to hit the numbers. A tripple with 90% should be feasable for most lifts unless you overshot the max by a bit (different equipment, different bodyweight, etc.).