Jeff is a good guy, but sometimes I just don't get what he's saying. What are "touch-up sets", and are they really important? Why? I struggle to understand even the first sentence
With a touchup set we’re trying to overreach with 10% of what we’re going to do in our first working set, to our five-rep max. What we do is a box squat. The box squat will allow us to get down there, to feel the safety, to have the confidence that we have a bottom point. It will give us that biofeedback to know ‘that’s what I’m heading for’. Give it a one or two rep touch, come back up, then start your working sets. What does that do, neurologically? That overreach allows us to feel more ready and able to attack our working sets with a lighter weight. This, what would normally be our heavier weight, has now become lighter by the performance of that one set. Neurologically, it’s a powerful tool.