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## help me understand

Guideline#1 & #2, check . . .got it.

#3 Relative Intensity? I loose him HERE . . .
(that's just Baechle range for est'd 1RM chart )
( . . .and 85% of 1RM would be tough for six btw)

I thought Preiplin's chart (guideline#2) percentages was based on % of 1RM. . . .

Why is he doing it twice? HERE
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He's basically using a hard calculation to determine the relative difficulty of the work instead of assigning RPEs. In so doing, he ensures the relatively difficulty of each set increases from week to week. Basically, he wants to make sure the average RPE increases from week to week, but he's using a more precise, harder mathematical calculation to make that happen while staying within the frame work of percentages.

4x6@70% = ~6 reps in reserve
4x6@72% = ~5 reps in reserve
4x5@76.5% = ~4 reps in reserve

Make sense?

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right here: 3 Most Important Guidelines to Program for Maximum Strength - YouTube

Preplin is saying use 70% of 1RM . . .his 85% of 1RM is just another. Why divide the two?

70% is 70%.

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at 2:20 his "relative Intensity" is just another est'd1RM chart (probably just Baechle 100;95;93;90;87;85;83;80;77;75;67;65).

. . .or appears that way, maybe that's my confusion.

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Relative intensity, in this video, means how hard the set is.

A set of 6 @ 85% = 100% relative intensity. 100% relative intensity means a rep max.

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Originally Posted by Tom Narvaez
Relative intensity, in this video, means how hard the set is.

A set of 6 @ 85% = 100% relative intensity. 100% relative intensity means a rep max.
"Relative Intensity", in this video, is a est'd 1RM chart:

he says in his own words: "relative intensity deals with a 1RM chart" . . . at 2:11.

The program seems OK. That not what I'm arguing.
I get it, you could even do that twice per week because it shouldn't kill you.
Leaves room for more volume . . .and/or other lifts.

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No, you don't get it, lol.

I can't explain it any simpler. It will click in your head later.

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unless like this is some kinda captain obvious thing.

Preplin say use 70% . . . so don't use your 6RM max (85%RM) for one single set . . .to do 4x6 with. . .no duh
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It is a 100% captain obvious thing.

He's using the rep max charts to determine relative intensity.

For example, a 2RM is 95% on his little chart.

So what is the relative intensity of a double done at 90%? .9 / .95 = ~.947 Relative Intensity. How about a double done at 85%? .85 / .95 = ~.895 Relative Intensity

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I was linking the pic for the video when this came across, so I didn't see the post. . . .delay.

Originally Posted by Tom Narvaez
Relative intensity, in this video, means how hard the set is.

A set of 6 @ 85% = 100% relative intensity. 100% relative intensity means a rep max.
Ok, I get that . . . in his terminology . . ."100% Relative Intensity" could be a true 1RM or a 6RM@85% . . . or a 75%@10 (RPE10;1 set;ball buster).

Can't work up to those percentages in 3 weeks by adding that much weight week to week, and wind up being around 4x6 @ 85%1RM.

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