I enjoyed the LifeCircuit computerized strength equipment, which apparently do not exist anymore. How can I simulate that 12 rep set that those machines featured on a typical non-computerized workout machine at say Planet Fitness. The LifeCircuit set had the exerciser lift at 75% of his max on the first rep, 80% on the second, 90% on the third, 100% on the next 6 reps, 90% on the 10th, 80% on the 11th and 70% on the last rep. I'm pretty sure those percentages were not based on someone's 1 rep max. If they were not based on someone's 1 rep max, which I assume they weren't, how can I translate these percentages or quantities on the LifeCircuit 12 rep set to percentages of my personal 1 rep max? In other words, how do I simulate that LifeCircuit set on conventional machines?

  • Those definitely aren't going to be based on a one-two max. If you doing 6 of them it's no longer a one-rep max weight. However, the machine would automatically ramp up and ramp down the weight during the set? So every set was like a warm-up, workout, and back down?
    – C. Lange
    Mar 3 '20 at 12:53
  • Yes, it’s called pyramid-style training. These machines were the best ever made, no comparison to the garbage that they make today. Mar 3 '20 at 19:28

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