Mike, what about RPE and CNS loading?
Still seems to work but you have to clarify that there’s RPE for high intensity activities and RPE for high effort activities and they aren’t necessarily the same. Also note that it’s a misconception that low intensity exercises don’t affect the CNS. At a given volume, the high intensity work stresses the CNS more but 99% of the time people do much greater volume with the low intensity work. It seems to the the product of intensity and volume that really gauges how much stress is placed on the CNS. In fact, most of the research indicating that CNS fatigue actually exists is with high volume activities.
In terms of planning a high-low program, do you give as much weight to the RPE value as you do to the actual calculated intensity of the workout?
I’d say that I generally use more calculated intensities over the course of a macro however more advanced athletes actually see RPE used more.