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Old 12-13-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
Derek Simonds
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Default Heavy / Med Heavy?

I am trying not to over think the prescribed weights, but for a nut like me percentages are so much easier for me to follow.

From conversation with Greg I understand the concept that heavy could be different over the course of workouts. One day 85% might be heavy and another day a new PR might come working towards a heavy single.

Having some guidelines for those terms would help me a lot. Here is how I have been interpreting them. Once again I work towards what feels appropriate for that day, but it sure helps me to focus this way.

Heavy 85% to MAX
Med Heavy 75% to 85%
Medium anything 60% to 75%
Light up to 60%

Any thoughts on this?
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

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Old 12-13-2007, 02:45 PM   #2
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Depends a lot on the context. Worry not - if the Rx is as vague as that instead of an actual percentage, it's not immensely critical.

Generally when I use that type of Rx it's for one of a few possible reasons. One, it doesn't matter that much and being in the general range is good enough (more for metCons); two, it's for an exercise for which it's unlikely people will have a 1RM to reference so there's no point anyway; three, it's a combination of 1 and 2.
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