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Old 04-21-2011, 09:22 AM   #1
Charlie Vassallo
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Default 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%?

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Old 04-21-2011, 10:54 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:40 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 05-02-2011, 09:28 AM   #4
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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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