Hope you've all been doing well! A little half way done with the bridge. Making great results, and I am currently approaching week 6 on the bridge. Now I noticed that week 6-8 the intensity and volume changes. For example, the squat has me doing 1 rep @ 8, followed with 4 reps @ 8 x 3.

1) For week 5, it had me doing squats at 4 reps @ 6, 7, and @ 8 x 3. I went:

325 @ 6.5,

340 @ 7,

355 @ 8 x 2

355 @ 9

According to using the RPE scale, I calculated my E1RM with 355 @ 8 giving me ~422 lbs. Now going into week 6, by using the RPE scale, 422 x .92 (1 rep @ 8) gives me ~388 lbs for 1 rep @ 8. I guess I'm just freaking out by how much of a jump that is with the weight, that's why I'm making sure if I'm calculating correctly for that working set. Can you guys confirm?

2) Now if I'm correct with that calculation, how do I know which weight to jump from 1 @ 8 to 4 @ 8 x 3 sets? Do I just calculate straight from my set 1 @ 8 right away? Or do I go off from 355 @ 8?

3) For weeks 7 and 8, Do I calculate my weight goal for 1 @ 8 by using week 6's 1 @ 8? Followed off that, it has me doing 3 reps @ 8. Do I use week 6's 4 @ 8 to calculate?

4) Since the number of reps aren't the same through all working sets, how many reps should I be warming up when approaching this different kind of intensity and volume? (First working set being 1 @ 8).

Again thank you guys for all the help. If I'm missing any other information, or if you're confused with any of my questions, please let me know and I'll do my best to clarify. Thank you!

Best,

Sean

1) For week 5, it had me doing squats at 4 reps @ 6, 7, and @ 8 x 3. I went:

325 @ 6.5,

340 @ 7,

355 @ 8 x 2

355 @ 9

According to using the RPE scale, I calculated my E1RM with 355 @ 8 giving me ~422 lbs. Now going into week 6, by using the RPE scale, 422 x .92 (1 rep @ 8) gives me ~388 lbs for 1 rep @ 8. I guess I'm just freaking out by how much of a jump that is with the weight, that's why I'm making sure if I'm calculating correctly for that working set. Can you guys confirm?

2) Now if I'm correct with that calculation, how do I know which weight to jump from 1 @ 8 to 4 @ 8 x 3 sets? Do I just calculate straight from my set 1 @ 8 right away? Or do I go off from 355 @ 8?

3) For weeks 7 and 8, Do I calculate my weight goal for 1 @ 8 by using week 6's 1 @ 8? Followed off that, it has me doing 3 reps @ 8. Do I use week 6's 4 @ 8 to calculate?

4) Since the number of reps aren't the same through all working sets, how many reps should I be warming up when approaching this different kind of intensity and volume? (First working set being 1 @ 8).

Again thank you guys for all the help. If I'm missing any other information, or if you're confused with any of my questions, please let me know and I'll do my best to clarify. Thank you!

Best,

Sean

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