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Big Assistance Lifts: Double Progression or Rest Pause?


#1

After my main lifts for the day, I am wanting to do either:

3 sets of double progression in the 4 to 6 range or 6 to 8 range

Or

Working to 1 top set of 4 to 6 or 6 to 8 reps rest pause style

I am a natural lifter but basing my program on your article “How I added 100 pounds to deadlift” program design.

Thanks for your time


#2

Well both will have pros and cons. If you can tolerate neurological work better than volume I’d go with the rest/pause, if you have a harder time recovering from neurological work go with the straight sets at an 8/10 RPE


#3

Thank you for the response.
Would you ever do blocks of one or the other for a few weeks and then switch to the other just to mix things up?
Also for a natural is 3 sets for double progression about the number that you would prescribe?


#4

Sure, double progression for accumulation blocks, rest/pause for intensitication