How to Use:
The templates are pretty self-explanatory as far as exercises, rep and set schemes, intensity, etc. The exercise variety is fairly narrow, as we are specifically prepping for a meet or test and picked the variations we find to reliably perform well for this application.
We use both rate of perceived exertion (RPE) and percentages to aid in load selection and recommend that if there is a discrepancy between RPE and percentages, e.g. 5 reps at 75% feels like RPE 9 or 5 reps @ 85% feels like RPE 7, then the RPE should take precedence over the percentage. In either scenario, the real-time feedback we’re getting suggests that the 1 rep maximum (1RM) we’re using to calculate percentages from is inaccurate for the day.
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