PH3: Layne Norton's Power And Hypertrophy Trainer, Day 12
You've been champing at the bit to take your sets to failure. Today's the day to let yourself off the leash and go for it!
This is your heaviest lift day of the week, and the day you finally get to push yourself to absolute failure on the deadlift and bench press. To do these "plus sets," perform the moves as listed in the workout table, but take the last set of each to complete failure. In other words, complete as many reps as possible (AMRAP).
Take these sets seriously! The plus sets serve as mini tests that will help determine how you perform at the end of the phase. Once you've completed the plus sets, put the number of reps you completed in the calculator below!
Remember, though, that if you're doing the first phase of the PH3 Trainer as a "warm-up" to the real trainer, don't perform the plus sets. Just continue to do the sets and reps exactly as programmed.
3 sets of 4 reps, go to failure on final set
4 sets of 5 reps, go to failure on final set