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The magic number is simply the number of reps in any
strength training session. Obviously, this magic number differs
from day to day. My goal is to emphasize the power and
importance of the rep. Each day, after the pre-lift warm up, I
gather the athletes up, go over the plan, emphasize the
important cues for each movement, and then talk about the
magic number. This magic number is the number of reps, but
how the reps are executed is what makes them magic.
For example, on a given day we might have 5 exercises.
Each exercise has 4 sets, and each set has 5 reps. The magic
number is 100. Each athlete has 100 opportunities to make
our plan become a magic plan. What will their number be
today? 83/100, 92/100, or 100/100? One subpar rep in each
set in this example will sum up to 80 reps done correctly and
20 reps that had poor or questionable execution. Basically, the
athlete trained at 80 percent capacity of the plan. One bad rep
per set doesn’t sound that serious until you put it into a big
picture scenario 먹튀검증.
80 percent success in a football season is approximately
9 wins, 3 losses. Athletes start off any season with talks and
ambitions of going undefeated, winning it all, and how hard
they are going to train. Addressing the magic number and
talking about it consistently creates a forced awareness of the
quality of each rep for the athlete. At the end of sessions, our
coaching staff discusses with our athletes what they honestly
thought their magic number was that day. Sometimes, their
reality and the coaches’ observations are different. If so, then
the coach has the opportunity to give the athlete honest
Overall, since implementing this technique, passion and
focus have picked up in the weight room. I have always said
that the quality of each training session starts with the first rep
What’s more important to you, the number of reps or
the quality of reps? Why?
How are you emphasizing the importance of every rep?