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Josipbroz

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When to inflate training maxes?
« on: July 27, 2017, 08:50:15 PM »
Hi everyone, as the topic suggests I was wondering WHEN is the appropriate time to inflate the weight. I'm currently running ASL , prep 1 week 2. I assume as it is very early in the program, the weight and effort will be on the lower end - my week 1 RIR for my top sets across all 3 lifts was anywhere from 4 to 5+. As such I wanted to know when was the earliest I might inflate the training maxes (given that week 1 of prep 1 will always feel 'easy').

Another question I had was, when I do inflate the numbers for my sets, am I increasing the training max itself, or bumping up the weight for those individual sets?

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Re: When to inflate training maxes?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 03:17:37 PM »
Try running the program as it is. It is likely that you will progress to a program with more load and then an inflated max is not preferable.

Generally, I prefer having more load than inflate maxes.
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Re: When to inflate training maxes?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 03:49:00 PM »
Try running the program as it is. It is likely that you will progress to a program with more load and then an inflated max is not preferable.

Generally, I prefer having more load than inflate maxes.

Sounds good! Thanks for the clarification.