View Full Version : RPE 8 for volume block, RPE 9 for intensity block

03-28-2018, 11:34 PM
Hi, Mike.

I've run a few cycles of the GIP template with some modifications. I was wondering what you think of not going above RPE 8 during the 4-week volume block of the GIP and why a lifter would want to do this. Obviously, it's likely that more overall work can be done with the reduced intensity. And I imagine that, with proper nutrition and recovery methods, this can help with hypertrophy. I just want to get your thoughts or those of anyone else informed enough to answer.

I've met some who do not believe in consistently training at RPE 9 until it's time to peak for a test day or a meet, but the conversations weren't very conclusive.

BTW, didn't get to see you when you were at Barbell Brigade recently! Would have been great to meet you.

04-01-2018, 01:46 AM
I think maybe in the past i would have disagreed but most of the strongest guys i see prescribe to the idea that you're talking about here with not touching heavy weights until it's time to peak and compete.