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Sure.As a weightlifter, I'm always dubious when people try to apply methodologies from weightlifting to things that aren't weightlifting.
There is a massive difference between pro athletes training 2 times a day, with weights multiples over their own bodyweight being lifted over and over again, and how this taxes the system vs modest KB weights done by some mostly sedentary office worker with far less physical demands training for 30 min, once a day.
There are absolutely massive differences in how to treat a trainee at different points of development with different amounts of intensity applied.
I'm experiencing a shift in what I can and can't do with my Deadlift since my max moved from ~300 to ~365. my base working weight going from 225 ~ 275 to a range of 275 ~ 305 (based on my experience ) hit me a lot harder, and (I think) gave me a little taste of the geometric or exponential changes along the intensity/volume curve; or, at least the nonlinear nature of what I was facing.
I can check later about the reference provided (I'm still trying to remember more accurately how this was presented in the strong endurance manual) - but, I'll speculate a bit, here, for sake of argument: maybe there's a claim that could be made about how there is still a relevant similarity in chasing incremental increase no matter where you are in the spectrum. some of the frameworks may not be optimized - but may still be useful across the multiple phases of development from novice to intermediate to advanced.
maybe we could agree that holding an upper limit of 100 reps can be a useful part of a program at many stages of development; while not optimized for all ranges of training, in many cases. the word compromise comes up more than once in Q&D with regard to the programming. maybe this speaks to not letting the perfect be the winning enemy of the good.
as a person who works around engineering - all designed systems of all sorts are by definition composed of some number of compromises, between cost shape size time, etc. an exercise program is no different. sometimes, good enough - is by definition - good enough. And you should stop trying to improve something that works. if 100 reps works, why not use it?