Originally Posted by TobesLCFC
Dear BBOD ,
What is your opinion of the RPE scale? Is it useful for progression? I saw this video by Ice Cream Fitness where he basically details how he trains and how others can train for there strength and aesthetic goals without a program.
There are many variations on this same theme. I push every set until I feel like I might fail on the next rep. When I am doing heavy, advanced work, I add 5 pounds when a weight feels manageable.
RPE is just a fancy way of quantifying set difficulty. It's nothing I care for, but if it works, use it.
I don't believe in training without a program. I don't have time to watch Jason's video, but I will say that 99% of lifters need structure so they have defined goals. It's hard enough for the average lifter to make gains as it is.