PPL using too and back off sets

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    Hi, just signed up and enjoying getting to know the app, everything’s looking really good.

    I’ve picked the push, Pull, Lower programme to start with, I’ve seen the first 4 weeks are 3 sets of 8. Can I just use the top set and back off sets straight from week one? Always preferred that set up. Worried the 3 sets of 8 would have me in the gym for a little to long in the evenings.

    Appreciate any help and happy to go with your advice.


    I guess when the coaches set up a program on the first few weeks they say for example do 3 sets of 8, basically you are leaving reps in reserve because you can’t really do 3 sets of 8 with a weight that is truly your 8 rep max. That way you focus on form and you are learning to master the movements and perform them as corectly as possible.
    As for the time, I think it would be pretty similar because since you are not fatiguing yourself as much as if you would do a top set and back off set where you would go to failure, you wouldnt have as much fatigue during the 3 sets because you are not pushing till the end and that way maybe your rest times between sets can be shorter.
    That’s my thought on this but let’s see what the coaches have to say

    Erik grønvik

    Plan to do this with your PPL2 program. Started straight from week 9 myself.


    Great reply thanks coach

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