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    What are top sets?

    Hi there , I've seen the term "top sets" a lot, especially in intermediate programs..
    For example - top set of 3 at RPE 6 , 4x5 with 70% of 1RM

    what do they mean? Thanks.
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    Originally Posted by userQRZLAEL8WN7 View Post
    Hi there , I've seen the term "top sets" a lot, especially in intermediate programs..
    For example - top set of 3 at RPE 6 , 4x5 with 70% of 1RM

    what do they mean? Thanks.
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    Top set = set with the highest intentional level of exertion

    Some programs assign 1 set with the highest exertion, say 3 reps at RPE 9. Other programs assign multiple sets with somewhat high exertion, say 4 sets of 3 reps at RPE 8. Those 4 sets might be kinda hard but they're not "top sets" in the same sense because there's no intentional peak exertion.
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