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Pure Muscle Mass Blueprint, Sub Out RDL?

Hey Coach,

I’ve just started your Pure Muscle Mass Blueprint program. On the second lower body day it has sets of RDL @ 12/10/8/12+ w/ a 4 second eccentric

My low back is unable to handle RDLs for reps higher than about 6. That can be a heavy 6. But higher volume or slow eccentric and it just tears me up.

What is your recommendation? Lower volume, higher intensity? Or maybe a different movement?

Thanks in advance.

Maybe try a rest/pause to get the full reps… for example

12 = 6 - 4 - 2
10 = 5 - 3 - 2
8 = 4 - 2 - 2

Taking 20 sec of rest

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This is a great idea. I’ll give it a try.