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work up to

Definition of work up to in English:

Proceed gradually toward (something more advanced or intense): the course starts with landing technique, working up to jumps from an enclosed platform
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  • Medical experts who have experience with MSM suggest starting with 1,000 mg a day, in either capsule or crystal form, and gradually working up to 4,000 mg daily.
  • Do crunches 3 days a week, beginning with 2 sets of 10 reps each and gradually working up to 3 sets of 15 reps.
  • Do as many wall push-ups as you can, gradually working up to 10 repetitions.
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