I don’t trust myself using RIR

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    Kirt Perez
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    Hello coaches,

    Really enjoyed the Terrence 2021 prep program and found myself progressing in my lifts better than any program I had before this app. With that said, I still want to jump onto a new program that will give me a much more balanced overall size. With the Terrence program, I feel like I’m wasting my time focusing on arms on the second half of the week as it’s probably not worth it for someone that’s starting off small I feel. Which brings me to my interest towards the Push Pull Lower 2.0 program. I see more compound movements throughout the week I believe, and more importantly for me, I see that the compound movements start at the beginning of the workout.

    What I fear jumping in this program is the RIR concept. I’ve listened to what it is but I don’t see myself trusting that I’m perceiving my workouts correctly. What I liked with the Terrence program was that it was immediately RIR 0 so I just took the lifts to failure. I didn’t have to think much. I would progress on each lift if I got more reps than the last time I did it and I’m hitting above the recommended top reps of a set. If I had to assume the reason the Terrence program started at RIR 0, it was because of the reverse training where the bigger muscles had time to recover throughout the week. It looks like it’s the opposite with the PPL 2.0.

    I see that during week 9 the PPL 2.0 moves into a RIR 0 block. Would it be fine if someone were to start there? And then along the way, I can kind of customize it to have more sets like how the Terrence program progresses, or would I be setting myself up for injury/ failure?

    Sorry for my ignorance and or if I’m disrespecting your program, I just don’t want to get into something that’s going to have me confused the whole time. Thanks in advance.

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    BryceBahm
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    Joe
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    #282061
    Kirt Perez
    Participant

    Thanks for the perspectives guys!

    #282073
    Kirt Perez
    Participant

    Question for Joe’s response, if I were to just take a RIR 0 approach as soon as possible, after the acclimation period, would I do RIR 0 starting from week 1 of the program for the recommended sets and reps? Or go into the block that has the reps and sets that are prescribing the RIR 0 (week 9), since I would assume the reps and sets kind of get changed with the new RIR.

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    Joe
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    #282412
    Kirt Perez
    Participant

    Got it. One last question, should I switch to the new program whenever I want to or should I put in a recovery/ deload week before I hop onto a new one? I’m not at the end of the Terrence program but I’m at the end of one of the weeks and looking to switch.

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    BryceBahm
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