Lab Report 365 – #40 LOAD Drop Sets and HOW to use them.

πŸŽ“ πŸ“ LAB REPORT-365 πŸ“ πŸŽ“
#40 LOAD Drop Sets and HOW to use them.

Strength based athletes must read!

“Load Drop” is a technique made popular by Mike Tuchscherer and RTS. Usually this refers to dropping a set load back by 6-9% (most common with RTS programming).

Example:
Work to a Low bar Squat set of 5 @ 9 RPE (meaning you could only get 6 reps max if you tried).
After hitting your 5 @ RPE 9 e.g. 200kg you would drop 6-9% of the weight (188kg-182kg) for sets of 5 until you reach RPE 9 again (typically between 1-5 extra sets depending on the athlete)

This allows athletes to be auto regulating the amount of volume per session which over time it is advantageous for appropriate training effort.

PROS:
Allows for daily regulation based on how the person feels
Ensures that heavy load (relative) is being lifted often
Can help build GPP over time.

CONS:
Sessions can go for along time
Program doesn’t typically hit all areas of the force velocity curve
Not many people truly understand RPE training/programming

Overall:
Using the LOAD DROP method is a great why to build extra volume into workouts similar to AMRAPS.

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