RPE System of Training

Discussion in 'Powerlifting Training and Strength techniques' started by PillarofBalance, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. RAIDEN

    RAIDEN VIP Member

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    But you do crossfit, that doesn't count.










    Jk :D
     
  2. C T J

    C T J Crossfit VIP

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    lol [email protected]#$ youuu, Raiden!
     
  3. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

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    Here is how to refute this.

    Donnie Thompson. Like most things new in powerlifting he did it already 20 years ago.

    He would lift by feel. A heavy triple is a heavy triple. He didn't pay attention to what was on the bar or log it or how many chains or which bands. He just lifted heavy all the time.

    Now he will admit there were many who tried to train with him and just couldn't hack it.
     
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  4. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

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    This is true. I have seen a coach criticize his client for constantly over shooting his rpe. I would turn that back on the coach and say fix it then
     
  5. Bullmuscle7

    Bullmuscle7 MuscleHead

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    I never go easy. deloads are harder than max rep.
     
  6. Go Away

    Go Away TID Board Of Directors

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    BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That made me spit laugh just now.

    I, too, was stumbling all over myself with this shit today. Imagine five lifters listening to me explain RPE while people are walking in and saying hi, giving hugs, one chick brought cookies to us, Wifey shows up and says hey to everyone, then my other homie's wife shows up and says hey... bananas.
     
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  7. hawkeye

    hawkeye TID Board Of Directors

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    RPE can be somewhat of a bit to wrap your head around, but the right person can teach you. As long as you get stronger, that's all I care about.
     
  8. uphillclimb

    uphillclimb TID Board Of Directors

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    I like being told "lift this 3 times" and then I do it. Much easier that way...even if I'm training solo these days.
     
  9. hawkeye

    hawkeye TID Board Of Directors

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    "Using RPE allows you to train at high intensity, with volume but to manage your fatigue level using your own intuition. RPE stands for Rate of Perceived Exertion."

    THIS right here sums it up for me how to explain it to someone. It's not just about the rep scheme OR the intensity. It uses both and some of your own input. It puts ownership into a program, but also makes you accountable.
     
  10. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

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    The piece you mentioned aBout accountability one I like the most. If a client has to hit 90% for a double and misses they come back to me with that and I am left wondering wtf happened. When in reality maybe they didn't prepare. Or maybe they just didn't have it that day.

    I can't predict the future exactly with volume calculations.
     
  11. DieYoungStrong

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    Maybe I was talking about you :)
     
  12. uphillclimb

    uphillclimb TID Board Of Directors

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    I'm ok with that....although we already have our "Lenny" from of mice and men.
     
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