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    Hey, BBM team! Just wanted to run something by you guys. So I've been employing a particular approach since my recent return to training that has had some mixed success. When I attempt a set at a particular RPE level and my effort feels 0.5 to 1 point higher than what is prescribed in the template, I've been just repeating that weight the following week and sometimes longer until that weight feels like it's better approximating the template's recommended RPE and protocol. Is this a reasonable approach or would it be better to back off the weight next week if I'm a point too high? Thanks in advance.

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    GB,

    I wouldn't really advocate for determining the next week's weight solely on the previous week's performance. I would determine the weight on the bar for each exercise of each session by the exertion that day.

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