Progressing/failing: what's up with the weight increments? Progressing/failing: what's up with the weight increments?

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    Default Progressing/failing: what's up with the weight increments?

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    So I've missed 265# on back squat the last 3 workout days so a bit over a week. I mark myself as 0 reps x 3 sets and every time I click today's workout it tells me to do 5x3 of 265#. It's been a long time since I read SS but... wouldn't it make a lot more sense to back off to weight I can actually do then continously 0 repping 265#? Obviously I can just back off my self but then "I wouldn't be following the program".

    Thoughts?

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    Im pretty sure Mr Rip would say "Read the book". And then also "The first three questions". The question is clearly identified.

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    I gather you are doing the novice program. If that is true you may need to back off a bit and then move forward. If you get stuck again you may be at the end of your novice program. If so, consult a SS coach for advice. The cost is well worth it.

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    Pretty sure the app has a “deload” button.
    If I keep making faces during my overhead press I may have to reduce the increments to 2.5lbs.
    But I haven’t used the deload button so I can’t really say how it works.


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    The standard recommendation in this situation is a 10% deload and work back up. I'd also be very curious to hear some more details. Could you post your age, gender, weight, height and training log? It'd help everyone with recommendations.

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