Question about RIR 0

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    Kirt Perez
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    Lets say a exercise has 2 sets of RIR 0. Your first heavy set calls for 6-8 reps, back off second set is 8-12 reps. The first week you hit 7 on your first set and 9 on your second set. When you go to this exercise the next week and try to beat the reps from before, would you allow going over the recommended reps to reach RIR 0? Such as if the first set on the next week, you’re not tired at 8 recommends reps, would you continue until you fail? If this allowed, can we expect that the second set will not see any increase in reps since you are essentially tiring yourself out more on this second week on the first set? Thanks I’m advance.

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    Marco
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    I believe that it’s more important to reach muscular failure than the recommended reps, the rep range is something that you should aim for with the weight that you are lifting. If you go over the range, good, next time up the weight, if you are below the rep range, then next time lower the weight. But always go to failure

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    Simo Matikainen
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    What he said! ^

    #167931
    Kirt Perez
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    I believe that it’s more important to reach muscular failure than the recommended reps, the rep range is something that you should aim for with the weight that you are lifting. If you go over the range, good, next time up the weight, if you are below the rep range, then next time lower the weight. But always go to failure

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    What can we expect for the following set? Would you expect to see more reps out of the second set here as well even though we exerted more energy?

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    BryceBahm
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    Joe
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