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Charlie Vassallo 04-21-2011 09:22 AM

Understanding the %'s
 
Can someone please provide some more detail understanding/learning about the percentages.

Why the 63% or 76% and not just even numbers like 65% and 75%?

Thanks

Arien Malec 04-21-2011 10:54 AM

I assume you are talking about the CA WOD, and my belief is that this is to ensure linear progression in a cycle. If you go up 5% each time, you'll hit a point quickly where the weight increase will overshoot the adaptation in the cycle.

Charlie Vassallo 04-21-2011 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arien Malec (Post 89205)
I assume you are talking about the CA WOD, and my belief is that this is to ensure linear progression in a cycle. If you go up 5% each time, you'll hit a point quickly where the weight increase will overshoot the adaptation in the cycle.

So basically its so you don't fail but you are still progressing.

Thank You.

Cheers

Greg Everett 05-02-2011 09:28 AM

There are times when I want to progress weight with the same reps/sets, and unless you start very light, you're not going to get far making 5% jumps. When you're moving through different set/rep schemes, you can make more convenient percentages, but it doesn't always work that neatly.


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