In the “Autoregulation and RPE” article, the following is noted:

“Scenario A:

The lifter repeats the same warm-up scheme and finds that the final warm-up at 225 lbs feels about the same as the previous week. The lifter feels confident in progressing to 250 lbs, 260 lbs, then 270 lbs for their first, second, and final working sets, respectively. The lifter is stronger now than the previous week, having lifted a heavier load at the same relative effort.”

if the warm up scheme feels the same as last week, doesn’t that mean the lifter is at the same fitness level as last week? Why would he be able to lift heavier weight? My understanding was that only if the warm up scheme feels lighter then the lifter should attempt to progress, since that means he’s gotten stronger since last week.

“Scenario A:

The lifter repeats the same warm-up scheme and finds that the final warm-up at 225 lbs feels about the same as the previous week. The lifter feels confident in progressing to 250 lbs, 260 lbs, then 270 lbs for their first, second, and final working sets, respectively. The lifter is stronger now than the previous week, having lifted a heavier load at the same relative effort.”

if the warm up scheme feels the same as last week, doesn’t that mean the lifter is at the same fitness level as last week? Why would he be able to lift heavier weight? My understanding was that only if the warm up scheme feels lighter then the lifter should attempt to progress, since that means he’s gotten stronger since last week.

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