2 seperate reps, 2 seperate days,
Strength isn't always measured by how much weight is on the bar. Subjective measures can be used to track your progress just as well.
RPE, or "rate of perceived exertion", is a measure that I emphasize as a means to determine how difficult a lift was (on a scale of 1 to 10) on any given day. It's important to take into consideration how difficult something is, because life doesnt happen in a vacuum. There are limitless factors that attribute to our successes and failures in the gym. By learning to regulate your efforts in the gym from session to session, you can push yourself harder on days when you're feeling good, and conversely, you can back off on the days when you're not feeling 100%. Both videos show me squatting 265. They were taken a week apart. In the first video, I rated the squat as an RPE 9. The following weeks I attempted the same weight again, but this time it felt easier. I rated it as an 8. Sounds like progress to me!
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