4 Strength-Training Burnout Sets to Add to Your Routine

A quick web search on workout ideas yields hundreds of results on how many reps and sets you should do. How do you determine what's best for you?

If you want to get stronger, it's recommended to use a challenging weight and stick to a rep range of 1 to 5. If you're looking to add size, 8 to 12 reps are commonly prescribed. For fat loss, many try interval work to increase their heart rate.

Believe it or not, there are some methods that can accomplish all three. One of these methods is to utilize burnout sets in your workouts.

Burnouts are typically done at the end of a body-part workout or specific movement. They target the same muscle group(s) just worked and often involve the same exercise, or a very similar exercise. These sets are usually done with a lighter weight in an effort to perform a high amount of reps, often to failure.

Note: Burnouts are considered an advanced training modality, so if you're new to strength training, it's recommended to stay away from them until you've developed a solid strength base. These are meant to be challenging and push you physically and mentally.

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