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  • A few more The Bridge questions

    Hello BBM,

    I hope you are all well.

    I'd like to ask you a few more questions on The Bridge:

    1) I've noticed that on Week 3, the RPE prescriptions for both the rack pulls on Day 1 and the tempo squats on Day 3 go from 6, 7 & 8 to 7, 8 & 9. Then, on Week 4 the tempo squat goes back down to RPEs 6, 7 & 8. Is this intentional or should the RPEs always be 6, 7 & 8 for these exercises?

    2) I've also noticed there are two back-to-back Week 4's and they seem to be exactly the same. I suppose it's a mistake in the ebook and I just need to go through one of them and move on to Week 5 after that, correct?

    3) How exactly should I perform the close grip bench press? Should my elbows be closer to my upper body so that I keep my forearms vertical throughout the entire lift? This would imply that the touching point on my chest is lower than on a standard bench press. Is that correct?

    4) I cannot train on weekends, but I'd like to incorporate GPP Day 2 into my program from Week 5. Would you suggest I do both GPP days on the weekly off-days, i.e. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or would you recommend scheduling them differently (after one of the workouts for instance)?

    As always, thanks so much for your support. I never take it for granted.


  • #2
    Hi Matteo,

    Happy to help!
    1. You should go ahead and do the RPE/program as it is written there.
    2. The double week 4 is a typo. You'll only do that once.
    3. A good starting point for your grip is right at the knurling (that 16.5 inches), and your elbows will move forward.
    4. Either option works!


    • #3
      Hey Leah,

      Thanks for the prompt reply!

      Just a few more questions:

      1) By elbows moving forward do you mean down towards the feet? I suppose the angle between my upper arm and my torso will be smaller than with a wider grip.
      2) For HIIT: what does 2min × 12min mean? I'm guessing it means sprinting for 20secs every 2mins for a total of 12mins. Is that right?

      I'm sorry if I'm a little picky with these questions, I just want to make sure I get it right.

      Thank you!


      • #4
        1. Yes, more forward, not out to the sides.
        2. Yes, so that is 6 rounds of the 2 min work/rest cycles.

        And no problem! Just keep in mind that the most important thing to do now is get started and so much will come together as you are moving forward!



        • #5
          Thanks so much Leah.

          You always have kind and encouraging words for all of us.

          You're the best!