Deadlift is differentiated from squat and bench press in how there is no eccentric loading when performing your one rep max. In comparison, the first rep of a deadlift set is more specific to your 1 rep max than any other rep compared to squat and bench press. So in application, there are many times we want to recreate this exposure as much as possible, which is where the idea of reset reps or cluster sets came about. I first came across this idea from @mlgary72, and his application of using only singles in training. So what better way to cover this topic in full than to do a 30 minute YouTube video covering all the aspects of reset reps and cluster sets, and have Matt Gary introduce his philosophies on deadlift to kick off the video! In this video, Matt covers where this idea originated from, the reasoning behind doing singles in training, and how he applies this theory in SSPT’s programming. From there, I expand on how I have taken this tool and applied it within my own system. I cover the why’s behind using reset reps, when to use them, and what individual characteristics I look for in lifters that would likely benefit from them. I look at when not to use them, as there are people who likely will benefit more from sticking to the standard repetition model. And then I breakdown the technique of resetting and the application within programming. Click the link in above to view!