Top and back off sets / reverse pyramid training

HypertrophyCoach Joe Bennett Forums Training Top and back off sets / reverse pyramid training

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    Hi Coach(es)

    Just a quick one – the current programming norm across the board with most coaches is on the lower volume side (I understand why) choosing movements with a focus on execution, profiles, bracing, and alignment (again I understand why)

    What I’ve not been able to understand is the reason for the reverse pyramid approach / top set plus back off (with a modifier of minus 10% to 30%) depending on the individual and the lift what is the underlying reason for the two sets and different rep ranges? Is it simply to accommodate for fatigue while allowing volume accumulation after a top set? Is it to allow trainees to progress consistently in at least one of the two rep ranges selected? Or is it something else altogether?

    Thanks!!

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