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    How often ?

    I was just wondering... about how often should I add more weight to my sets. I mean.. for example adding 5 Lbs a week for bench press. Well I workout my chest only once a week. So its technically only one chest workout which means I would be adding 5Lbs each time I workout my chest. Should I just try doing it.. and see how my body can handle it ? or You think its bit too fast ? Do it maybe every 2 weeks ?
    I remember back in a day when I would add 20 Lbs every week, working out my chest twice a week.. and couldnt even lift that sh!t and I got all pissed off at how weak I am But that was long time ago when I was starting to lift weights . Ive learned a lot by now still learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UberSteroids
    I was just wondering... about how often should I add more weight to my sets. I mean.. for example adding 5 Lbs a week for bench press. Well I workout my chest only once a week. So its technically only one chest workout which means I would be adding 5Lbs each time I workout my chest. Should I just try doing it.. and see how my body can handle it ? or You think its bit too fast ? Do it maybe every 2 weeks ?
    I remember back in a day when I would add 20 Lbs every week, working out my chest twice a week.. and couldnt even lift that sh!t and I got all pissed off at how weak I am But that was long time ago when I was starting to lift weights . Ive learned a lot by now still learning.

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    Add weight as often as you can. There is no exact formula, do what you can do, when you can do it. Really, lets say your plan was to add 5 lbs every 2 weeks and you ended up in a situation where you could have added 5 lbs in 2 consecutive weeks.....what would you do, wait a week to add the weight? The best thing I can tell you is to read, there is a lot of info out there on training that could help you.

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    The way I determine if I am ready to increase the weights is I have a set range that I want to work in. So lets say for example I want to do between 8-12 reps of a given exercise... If I can't do 8 reps (and with good form) then I need to decrease the weight, but if I can do more than 12 reps and keeping good form then I need to increase the weight.

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