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Squats use 2 reps, usually for 10 sets, while bench presses and presses typically use sets of 3, again for 10 sets; both are done with a one-minute rest between sets.Deadlifts work well with 15 singles on a 30-second clock. Weighted chin-ups have even been done this way. It works best to take each set out of the rack on the minute, re-rack it quickly after the set, and focus on the next set during the rest.

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On the minute means the moment when the minutes change, i.e., when the seconds are 0. It will help to have a clock that shows the seconds. If you have a digital clock that does not show seconds, you can watch for the moment when the minutes value changes.

It is a fairly unusual phrase, but it is based on the more common on the hour, meaning when the hour changes.

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  • Right, just like on the hour.
    – Lambie
    Aug 12 '20 at 1:25
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I believe it means "in a minute". I hear this phrase in workout contexts, like:

“Every Minute on the Minute,” are a fun and creative way to manipulate your work-rest ratio during workouts. A predetermined number of reps are assigned for each set, and they must be completed in a minute. If completed faster, a longer rest break may be taken. If the exerciser moves slowly, however, he or she will have a limited rest break before the next set. (source)

So in your sentence it means do each sets with a minute break, just like what the preceding part says.

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