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    Hi there - do you guys ever set specific weight goals that you work towards over a few months, or do you always let RPE dictate your training and the weights you lift are secondary to that?

    E.g. if I want to hit a 200kg deadlift by say July 1st, and I set targets on the way (say 170kg by April, 185 by May, 190 by June), would it be appropriate to chase numbers in this way regardless of if RPE fluctuates or should I just let the numbers be what they are and focus solely on RPE?

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    I would not select weights that contradict the RPE goals for the program in light of chasing certain numbers unless I was going to lift a max for the day and go off program. Otherwise, I'd save it for a meet or planned testing week.
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