Since when is training at 80% not heavy? Mike used Ben as an example but remember that Ben NEVER went heavier than a 6RM. It all boils down to the fact that you can reap all the general/transferable benefits at 80%, at less expense to the body and CNS while only “missing out” on becoming a more skilled lifter. I don’t see how that is hard to comprehend, it’s not an indictment on “heavy” lifting (if you have ever done sets at 75-80% of your true squat max, I think you would agree).
See my previous comments about Ben 2 posts above.
Also, 6RM is 83-85% on most tables…that’s pretty dang close (or equal) to the 85% ‘heavy’ used throughout most of this thread.
Any evidence for rate coding being completely task specific or the only benefit of heavier (85+%) lifts?