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multi-poundage system

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A strength training schedule in which the repetition maximum (usually 10 RM) is established for each exercise and the first set is worked with the full number of repetitions. Then, 5 kg is removed from the bar and, after a rest, the weight-lifter attempts as many repetitions as possible. The procedure is repeated by removing = kg each time for as many sets as possible.

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