Thread: How often ?
01-17-2006, 07:53 PM #1
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.
01-17-2006, 08:56 PM #2Originally Posted by UberSteroids
01-17-2006, 09:54 PM #3
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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