For those of you who have implemented DavidW’s buffering method, or DavidW himself, i have a question or two…
It appears from the article that buffering is mainly applied to limit strength movements. Should it also be used with Olympic movements? If so, if a 10% buffer is recommended for 1rep and 5% for 3rep, then what if you are doing a set of doubles? Should you adjust for how you are feeling that particular day?
As for using buffering during a meso…
[[b]I]Example Program for Intermediate Athlete
Week 1: 4x3r @ 85% 3RM (or ~78.5% 1RM)
Week 2: 4x3r @ 90% 3RM (or ~82.5% 1RM)
Week 3 1: 3x3r @ 95% 3RM (or ~87.5% 1RM)
Week 3, session 2: Test 3 or 1RM[/i][/b]
It appear that there is a 7.5% buffer during these weeks. Is there an unload week that follows week 3? Or does the cycle just repeat itself with the new 3RM that was tested during week 3 session 2? Anyone ever messed around with this?