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I don't really think in terms of easy, medium, or hard days on The Giant, just low rep, medium rep and high rep.Has anyone else had terrible workouts on Easy Day?
The weight is the same so there's no light, medium, and heavy, and my total volume tends to be pretty close on all three days in a given week with a constant session length. Depending on the day, how I feel, how hard I push, and where my RM happens to be relative to the program, I will often do a higher volume on the low rep days, because I recover faster between sets and can go at a faster pace. I'm built more (or my training history has conditioned me more) to crank out lots of short sets with less rest.
Or just being 52 being 52.
Fellow 50 something here. Yeah, there are always ups and downs, good days and bad days. I try to take the long view and not stress over how a single day's training might go.Brian, I look at it like this...we're in our 50s....most guys at this age won't make the effort at all.....so even a bad workout is better than nothing!
I think the autoregulation of The Giant makes you a little more conscious of the ups and downs. With a fixed volume program, you might feel better or worse, but you still do the same work. With the Giant, the amount of work you do goes down if you're not feeling on top of your game.
I think it's a strength (pun intended) of this approach, but it's taken a mental adjustment for me. In fact, I regularly start a session with the intention of making it an easy day and going at a very relaxed pace, even if my volume is less than I've done before, or less than I would be capable of that day if I pushed harder.