Hi all,

I'm hoping to get some reasoning for making certain programming decisions. If I understand correctly, volume and intensity are the main drivers of strength. There are many ways to get the same volume and intensity however, and I would think they could lead to different results. How would the expected training outcomes differ from each other in the following cases, and what would be some reasons to not do some of them? Pardon the extremes, but I just want to understand the effects of certain variables.

Assume all sets are done at RPE 8. Trainee is a post novice.

Example Workout 1. Sets Across: 365 x 5 x 5 ---- 10 min rest periods

Example Workout 2. Descending Sets: 365 x 5 , 355 x 5, .......... 325 x 5 ---- 5 min rest periods

Example Workout 3. Descending Singles: 425 x 1, 415 x 1, 410 x 1 ................. ----1 min rest periods

I don't know if these are reasonable numbers but the idea is the same RPE and the same number of reps.

Any Clarification is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Caleb.

I'm hoping to get some reasoning for making certain programming decisions. If I understand correctly, volume and intensity are the main drivers of strength. There are many ways to get the same volume and intensity however, and I would think they could lead to different results. How would the expected training outcomes differ from each other in the following cases, and what would be some reasons to not do some of them? Pardon the extremes, but I just want to understand the effects of certain variables.

Assume all sets are done at RPE 8. Trainee is a post novice.

Example Workout 1. Sets Across: 365 x 5 x 5 ---- 10 min rest periods

Example Workout 2. Descending Sets: 365 x 5 , 355 x 5, .......... 325 x 5 ---- 5 min rest periods

Example Workout 3. Descending Singles: 425 x 1, 415 x 1, 410 x 1 ................. ----1 min rest periods

I don't know if these are reasonable numbers but the idea is the same RPE and the same number of reps.

Any Clarification is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Caleb.

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