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    10-8-6-15

    I just switched to the Vince Gironda 10-8-6-15 method of working out today. I'll let you know how it goes after I've used it for a while.

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    what the living is it.
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    sounds like a rep scheme.

    shouldn't this go in the "journals" section?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    sounds like a rep scheme.

    shouldn't this go in the "journals" section?
    It is a rep scheme, but I did not list what I did today in it, so I thought it belonged here.

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    This particular routine by Vince is more of a traditional pyramid setup than his other types.

    Vince indicated in his course of instructions that you were to perform each of the four sets as follows:

    - First set is to be performed for 10 reps with 50% of your maximum.

    - Second set is to be performed for 8 reps with 75% of your maximum.

    - Third set is to be performed for 6 reps with 100% of your maximum.

    - Fourth set is to be performed for 15 reps with 35% of your maximum.

    Vince’s description of the term "maximum" in this case was; "whatever weight you can handle with effort, 6 reps is considered maximum." That kind of leaves it up to you for interpretation as your effort and my effort could be different.

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    Sounds like two warm up sets, one working set and a drop set.
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    So if I could do 235 for 6 reps, then my workout would go something like this?

    10x120
    8x175
    6x235
    15x85

    I see only one actual "work set" in all of that. The rest I would consider warmup or cooldown.

    EDIT: Beat me to it, BG, except yours was more simply put!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido
    EDIT: Beat me to it, BG, except yours was more simply put!
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    I never get the point of the final sets some people do to... "finish off their workout with a nice burn." How is that going to help progress at all? If anything, it would just increase soreness and therefore increase recovery time, without any actual benefit.
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    some people liek the extra pump that a final 'light, higher rep' set gives.

    It can have its place in bodybuilding, but its hardly an important technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malkore
    It can have its place in bodybuilding
    ...so, how exactly is it going to help a bodybuilder then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    Succint is my middle initial...
    I think you mean 'succinct', oh mighty god of spelling and grammar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tofer
    I think you mean 'succinct', oh mighty god of spelling and grammar.
    And "Succint" would be a pretty large middle initial.

    Hey, I'm not perfect. I'm just as good as God was at my age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tofer
    I think you mean 'succinct', oh mighty god of spelling and grammar.
    Touche!
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    Vince’s description of the term "maximum" in this case was; "whatever weight you can handle with effort, 6 reps is considered maximum." That kind of leaves it up to you for interpretation as your effort and my effort could be different.
    So, does this mean to failure? or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancom41
    So, does this mean to failure? or not?
    Not to failure. To six complete reps, but no more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    Hey, I'm not perfect. I'm just as good as God was at my age.

    LOL!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
    I never get the point of the final sets some people do to... "finish off their workout with a nice burn." How is that going to help progress at all? If anything, it would just increase soreness and therefore increase recovery time, without any actual benefit.
    I second that. I also never understood why people put so much thought into pyramiding schemes. It seems kind of pointless to me, but to each his own.

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