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    Rep 1 is the most dangerous for a pectoral tear in that the muscles and
    tendons are not warmed up yet. As soon as the muscles and tendons are
    warmed up or limbered, then they will function more efficiently and
    possibly with greater force.

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    Martha Jack, Ph.D. E-mail: mjack@beta.tricity.wsu.edu
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    _ \ During a 10 rep max bench press, which rep is the most dangerous in
    > regards to a pec tear, rep 1 or rep 10? Rep 1 occurs when the muscle
    > can generate the most force, but rep 10 is accomplished with maximum
    > fatigue. So, if a pec tear is going to occur, which rep is it most
    > likely to occur at?
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