Hey all - I’ve got to believe this has been answered before, but I couldn’t find it with the search, so feel free to direct me to the answer elsewhere but here goes.
How hard should you push the plus sets every week? Is it true all out or should I leave 1-2 reps in the rank?
I’m on my 4th cycle through and I’ve been pushing them all out, to true failure (RPE 9.5-10) on all the plus sets, but I think I may be burning myself out doing that. The reason I say that is twofold - first, I’m feeling pretty banged up physically, even after a the 3rd cycle deload week. Second, I think my progress (particularly on DL) has stalled. In the 2nd cycle on my 3rd week plus set (1+) I did 460 x 5 and I probably had about half a rep left in the tank (RPE 9.5). In the 3rd cycle, on the same 1+ set, 4 weeks later, I could only get 465x4. I have no doubt in the 2nd cycle I could’ve gotten the 465x5, so to only get 4 was super frustrating. So that’s what got me thinking maybe I should dial back the plus sets to leaving 1-2 in the tank (RPE 8-9).
What do you guys think?