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GVT question

I just started a GVT program yesterday. Today was Day 2 - squats and calf raises. For squats, I did 155 x 10,10,10,10,9,9,8,9,8,8 for 91 total repetitions at a 402 tempo. When I come back to squats next week, I’m not sure if I should move up in weight or not. I know 100 reps is only a theoretical goal, so my guess is that I should. Is there some rough number where you can say ‘that’s close enough to 100’ and move up in weight the next week?

I don’t know if there is such a magical number, but I am doing my own version of GVT 2000 now and if I hit those reps I would move up. If my reps look like this (minimum reps, I don’t stop a set at this number!!)- 10,10,10,8,8,8,6,6,6,10 - I move up, if not I stay another week. But this is what works for me. Plus remember GVT 2000 is using 3 different exercises for 3 sets of 10 with the same weight and a “finisher” exercise for a set of 10. You need to assess whether you stimulated your muscle fibers enough for growth or not and make the proper adjustments. Matt