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At the time I thought of it as: I can only do 1 getup/side at a time with 32kg, needing 3+ minutes before another go. So I considered that my 1RM. 24kg is 75% (and could maybe do 2/side without a break), 16kg is 50% (and could do 4-5/side continuous). So, 3 reps of 30/week was 100%, 10 of 30 at 75%, 16 of 30 at 50%. So that’s an average intensity of 64% or so, with ~87% of reps in the 50-75% range.IMO this fits into the discussion about how many S&S days you need quite well.
After all TGUs are also part of S&S.
I just went over it and actually you're not lifting 80+% in the 70-80% range. It's just ~30%.
You do 30-32 total lifts per week (I'll take 32 for the following).
16 light lifts (55-65%) -> 50%
10 medium lifts (75%) -> 31.25%
6 heavy lifts (85-90%) -> 18.75%
We need to establish a common definition of "working weight" to figure this out.
Do you mean your S&S working weight?
Because the way I think of it your S&S working weight actually is in the 70-80% of 1RM range.
Think of this: You just completed Simple and start to work on the 40. You can complete only 1 rep per side -> the 40 is your 1RM.
Do you consider the 40 or the 32 your working weight?
For the TGU routine your weight selection would look like this:
Light - 24 / Medium - 32 / Heavy - 36
Based on what you personally consider the "working weight" your number of lifts at the working weight will differ.
Did you define the 40 as the working weight? Then you don't even lift it once.
Did you chose the 32? Then you lift your working weight ~30% of the time.
Btw figuring this out might be hard, simply for the fact that TGUs (because of their super long reps) don't follow the usual guidelines and recommendations for weekly/monthly volume and intensity.
The light day for example uses doubles. There's certainly a difference between doing just 16 single lifts at that weight or doing 8 doubles.
Versus 30 reps (3x 10-rep sessions) at 100% which wore me the heck out. Somehow that base of 50-75% intensity nudged up my strength with the heavier bell - I was able to get all 5 reps per side in one session, and then able to rest less until all under 10:00, after several weeks of the H/M/L structure.