Hi all. I’m aware that the off season chart in the book is a guide, and I understand how it’s laid out, and I do understand the top set explanation. With that being said, I have a question concerning the programing of the main lifts.
Seems like it starts with a weight, (5×5) goes down the next week, (4×4) then de loads (and repeats).
Ex. RPE 6. 5×5- RPE 6. 4×4- De load.
Then week 8 is supposed to beat week 4, but both PRE’s are 7, and the reps and sets are the same (understanding trying to beat by a top set). I’m assuming the ‘beat week 4 by 5-10 lbs in week 7 is the ‘ramping up’ part of the progression.
Just don’t understandwhy week 1&2, for example are both RPE 6, but the reps and sets are lower the second week.
I agree with Jason and Will but really, you answered the question with “I understand this is a guide.” You are asking why I have something stated, when in the same book – I tell you make it your own. I think this is a simple of case overthinking.
The reps are lower because in the end: Who cares what you can 5, 4, 3, 2 etc, all that matters is your single. Nothing else matters and I don’t want you to be too concerned with the reps schemes. I’m trying to push you toward (low reps) singles, but at the same time, keeping you fresh with more reps before you approach a peaking phase which will be 3 reps, then shortly only singles.