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    Default Rating of Perceived Exertion, RPE: worth using / tracking?

    Does anyone use this, how to use this during a workout?

    If im aiming at 3 sets of 5 reps... but the weight im supposed to do is too easy, and my rpe is low.... then i bump up the weight to achieve a 9?





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    Have you read anything from Mike Tsucherer?
    How familiar are you with your own performances at or near max loads?
    How honest are you with yourself?
    Do you film your lifts?
    How objective can you remain when reviewing said filmed sets?

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    Sounds like you just need a simple training program to get things going as you don't seem to be going via the "get a trainer" route (no problem with that, it does cost $).

    RPE, I suggest, is for lifters who know their body after a year or more of progressive training.

    Why not just try 5/3/1 for 3 months and see how you go. You can find the book online. It's pretty simple and you can get spreadsheets and apps and such to work it all out for you very quickly. It will push you every week and give you a deload every month. I got my biggest gains on this program and packed on a bunch of muscle as well.
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    You're just getting into things, best not to try and figure this out now and just bump the weights up each session instead
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    OR!
    now this is crazy....

    But you could try just listening to your coach lol. Its not like he is an amateur

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