Log booking/RIR/ and progress in muscle mind connection!

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    Tom
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    Hi guys,
    So just following up now as I’ve made huge progress in terms of mindset when it comes to warm-up sets/feeder sets etc and feeling good on working sets.
    But when it comes to log booking, and Joe mentioned to me not long ago within a different question reply about not to stress over log booking and I feel that I am. I’m always looking at previous weeks aiming to beat the numbers I made the previous week and sometimes it’s not helping me focus more so on form if that makes sense. My whole nutrition is well managed, stress, recovery, sleep quality/activity/consistency and everything else is well managed.
    My question is, can I still make progress if I stop looking at the log bog, have weeks where I have RIR and focus more so on form, muscle mind connection and improve that way before I just keep trying to up weight week in week out trying to beat numbers. Because it’s not doing my head any favours if I don’t beat them although everything else is on point. (Currently following the Terrance and Joe program)
    Thank you and if it doesn’t make sense please don’t hesitate to let me know and I’ll reply with further context. Thanks mate 💪🏽

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    Tom
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    Tom
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    Tom
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    Have you seen the circle rep principle video? I think you Are doing things exactly right. Same weight with better form is your progress right now 💪🏼

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    Thor
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    Personally I have trained for long periods of time without logging my workouts and made great progress over time and made great progress tracking my workouts. When I am on a programme I prefer to log my workouts but I don’t beat myself up if I am not beating reps and weight every week. When I was running Wendler 5/3/1 I would find I often didn’t peak when the programme was testing my rep max. The quality of the set and the amount of effort I am putting in is just as important to me. Sometimes the weight just won’t go up, or stalls for a period of time.

    Sometimes thinking too much about tempo or reps during a set can be distracting and taking a step back from just the numbers and logging can be a good mental break.

    Intention during a set and effort are normally better markers for me.

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    Tom
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    Have you seen the circle rep principle video? I think you Are doing things exactly right. Same weight with better form is your progress right now 💪🏼

    Hi Tom, I think I have tbh. I’ve watched most videos I’m losing track where I’m up to with them lol. But yeah I’ve heard Joe mention that even if you use the same weight but seeing progress with form and mind/muscle/connection then that’s progress as well. With that being said though I will not increase weight until I’ve hit the Rep Ranges given and until I feel quite comfortable with the movement/form with the exercise move and I’m happy to make that move. There is no point in increasing weight if you have hit rep ranges given but the last 1 or 2 reps were poor reps, but you still classed it as a rep. I will only increase weight when all boxes are ticked 👍🏽

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    Tom
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    Personally I have trained for long periods of time without logging my workouts and made great progress over time and made great progress tracking my workouts. When I am on a programme I prefer to log my workouts but I don’t beat myself up if I am not beating reps and weight every week. When I was running Wendler 5/3/1 I would find I often didn’t peak when the programme was testing my rep max. The quality of the set and the amount of effort I am putting in is just as important to me. Sometimes the weight just won’t go up, or stalls for a period of time.
    Sometimes thinking too much about tempo or reps during a set can be distracting and taking a step back from just the numbers and logging can be a good mental break.
    Intention during a set and effort are normally better markers for me.

    Hey Thor, that’s great to hear man and this is what I was trying to ask, yeah I’m following the program and each week I’m looking at what I did the previous week, although strength is increasing and form/execution is getting better with some movements I’m still finding it tough (mentally) when I’m going for the weight increase or even if I’m doing the weight the same as the previous week, but as mentioned above I will not increase weight until I feel comfortable with the reps and rep range given has been hit with all perfect reps with 0RIR.
    But it’s exactly what you said tho it plays a huge part mentally if you are concentrating on hitting numbers rather than looking at the bigger picture, I just don’t want to think that progressive overload is what it says it is with increasing weight. If it takes me a few weeks to increase weight in some movements then so be it but at least I’ll know the exercise movement would of been 100% spot on before I progressed. It’s just weird that you can slowly increase weight with some movements and some you can’t budge no matter how much recovery you have had or energy you have etc etc. But we keep working mate 💪🏽

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    Joe
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