Anabolics
Search More Than 6,000,000 Posts
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    HiFi's Avatar
    HiFi is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    331

    when to start increasing weights

    whats an acceptable progression rate..(using 5 day routine) say i do 30lb arm curls, how long before i should increase that.. or another example.. 70 lb shoulder dumbells press.. i seem to fall into a comfort zone an keep doing the same weight

  2. #2
    jixxer is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    19
    I've always jumped up as fast as I can, if I think I can do 5 more pounds, then I load it up

  3. #3
    bermich's Avatar
    bermich is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    4,808
    Best advice. Go to a used sports equipment shop, buy some 2.5 lb weights. Jumping up 10 lb incriments is kinda rough. 5 lbs is nice and easy.

    The answer to the question would depend if you are juicing or not.

    If you are not juicing then I would say 5 lbs every two weeks on the bench is good. Arms are a little different.

    Put on the 2.5 weights occassionaly and see how it feels. If you arent straining and dont feel like you are damaging your muscle then good job.

    If you are juicing: Keep increasing weights. Then increase the weights again next workout.

  4. #4
    decadbal's Avatar
    decadbal is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    North Charlotte
    Posts
    11,924
    whenever its easy or dont give the pump it did jump up, remember biceps grow slow as all hell, other parts will get stronger much more quickly like chest, legs, shoulders and back, arms are super hard....just do what comes natural, dont be lazy and stout u will be

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •