Originally Posted by The Yugoslavian
It's supposed to be 3 failed work set seshes and then a reset I believe.
It's amazing to me how many people haven't read this and just suppose stuff
From PPST it's basically:
- If you fail to get the reps on the last set for 2-3 sessions, reset 10% and work up*
- If you fail harder, have a deload day next session where you do way less volume/intensity. Then next session reset 10% from the failed weight and do one set. One after that, if the weight feels fine on the first set, continue on from there in regular fashion. If not, stop.
The above assumes you're not ****ing up with food, sleep and recovery in general. If you are, fix that first. It also assumes you're doing the program. I.e. you're microloading the bench/press, you're not DLing 3/week with 10 lbs increases once it gets heavy etc.
* Is obviously up for debate, but if you're doing 5/5/5 and then suddenly get 4/3/2, it's probably safe to assume other factors are at play. That happened to me last week and I knew why.