In this episode we ask how necessary is true maximal training for progression in both ball court and strength sports. We outline how we have taken a RPE (Rate of perceived exertion) and combined that with percentages to create the greatest response with the least stimulus. RPE was a system pioneered by a powerlifter named Mike Tuscherer in order to assess how hard you are training and when planned out makes for consistent sessions lessening the chance of injury. We discuss how RPE can be fit into a framework for athletic training as well as powerlifting. We also talk about the importance of finding the absolute best exercises and doing variations of those rather than random variations that won’t have as much carryover to the training effect we are trying to produce. Enjoy #fjuniverse, and as always, stay juiced.