The book describes some baseline set/reps schemes for assistance work. I was just wondering if for the odd lift (in the case; paused front squats) it’s ok to take a ramping top set to 8-12 reps at a 7-8 RPE.
reasons are pretty selfish
1) leaves out some guess work as to what will feel good for 4 straight across sets
2) allows me to actually push a bit harder knowing I just gotta crank out one solid 8RPE set.
curious on your thoughts
You should be working up to 1 top set at the given RPE anyways, so I think that’s already what you were looking for.
A set of 8-12 probably isn’t going to transfer over well considering you would be using a fraction of the weight you would if the number of reps was lower…. the only reason I could see doing so many paused front squats is maybe if your core is super weak and you’ve noticed front squats work it really hard. If you wanted to get a little funky and try it and if it worked for you, party on Wayne, but I don’t think it’ll be a long term solution for bringing up your squats