Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Does it go against Rippetoe? Not really. I don't think Rippetoe would argue with any reasonable form of progression of squats.
You're squatting 3 days per week, correct?
Yes, 3 days a week. I know that 100kg is a good starting point for 5 reps as 120kg x 5 is my best. But if I did the rapid fire progression, I calculated I could in theory be at 127.5 x 5 x 3 in 4 weeks. Now, this doesn't scare me, in fact, this is great but I think a more rounded and steady progression is in order. As I have a vacation in 4 weeks for a week, I should be at 112.5 x 5 x 3 and 115 x 5 x 1 respectively. When I return, I can begin from say 105-110.
Actually, when someone takes a week off, where do you recommend they start from in relation to where they left of, assuming they kept themselves in reasonable shape in that time? (i.e, not spending 7 days on the couch drinking beer and eating cake all day but exercising 4-5 days in that time via jogging and bodyweight exercises).