If someone said "Burn Out Reps" what would that mean to you?

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  1. Fishbait

    Fishbait New Member

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    I was perusing the Bodybuilding.com Workout Database last night and came across a workout that suggested "Burn Out Reps" for some of the exercises.

    I have my own differing opinions on what the original author was suggesting and wanted to get some feedback from ya'll. Here's an example:

    EXERCISE
    BACK SQUATS - 8 Reps - 3 Sets
    LEG CURLS - BURN OUT Reps - 3 Sets
    STANDING CALF RAISES - BURN OUT Reps - 3 Sets
    FRONT LATERAL PULL DOWNS - 10 Reps - 3 Sets

    Now do you think he was suggesting doing drop sets on each Burn Out Reps exercise? Or perhaps pyramid down in weight, going to failure each time, on each set? Or perhaps simply just go to failure on each set?

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    prob. just going to failure on each set :dunno:
     
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    ok, that's what i was thinkin' too but wasn't totally sure.

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    An example of a burn-out set would be:

    warm-up: 135 x 15
    <stretch>
    warm-up: 135 x 12
    set 1: 225 x 10
    set 2: 245 x 10
    set 3: 260 x 8
    set 4: 285 x 8
    burn-out set: 135 x failure
     
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