Thread: do you go up in weight each set?
01-05-2004, 02:42 AM #1
do you go up in weight each set?
hey guys..i was wondering when u all lift...if u went up in weight each set?
or if u jus do one weight as many reps as possible between 6-10 for a number of sets?
thanx bro;s..hit me back
01-05-2004, 02:44 AM #2LM1332 Guest
You must increase the weight if you want your muscles to grow. For me the best thing is 4 sets of 8-4 reps. each set i increase the weight but lower reps
01-05-2004, 07:58 AM #3
[QUOTE=50%animal]You must increase the weight if you want your muscles to grow. For me the best thing is 4 sets of 8-4 reps. each set i increase the weight but lower reps[/QUOTE
I use the same weight for all four sets of an exercise,
When you increase weight how do you determin the starting weight, I would like to try this.
01-06-2004, 02:32 PM #4
when i left i'll use the same weight for each set. next workout, i'll either try to add weight or reps (usually weight)
01-06-2004, 04:14 PM #5
[QUOTE=singern]Originally Posted by 50%animal
01-06-2004, 07:32 PM #6
IMO the key is to keep the muscle your working from becoming use to your routine......I do many different sets, reps, etc..........sometimes I pyramid up in weight and drop the reps(ex:10, 8, 6, 4).......I might just pick 5 reps and start with a weight and add 10 lbs until I cant't do 5 reps.....I have done 10 sets of 3 reps(with same weight and even dropping some weight to get the 3 reps)......about once every other month I'll do decending sets(ex: start this with a weight u can only get for one, drop 10 lbs-get as many reps as possible, continue to drop in 10lb incraments for a total of 4-5 sets).
01-06-2004, 07:58 PM #7
After warming up I stick with the same weight. With that weight I aim for a certain number of reps and sets. For instance today with incline presses I used 85lb dumbbells. I was aiming for 3 sets of 6. I made it. Next week I will try for the same with the 90's. Mark
01-06-2004, 09:26 PM #8
I try to go up each week but you have to listen to your body. Its all about avoiding injury. I went up 5lbs on dumbell inclines and sprained my wrist setting them down so I have been screwed for 3 weeks on alot of exercises. Just starting back now at 20% lower weights and will try to work my way back up over the next month very slowly so not to reinjure the wrist.
01-06-2004, 09:37 PM #9LM1332 Guest
yea its true. it all depends on a person too. some like to pyramid up some like to chill at the same weight
01-07-2004, 09:33 AM #10
+ 10x to warm-up....
Add weight 8x
Add Weight 6x
Add Weight 5x
Add Weight 4x to failure
01-07-2004, 03:59 PM #11Member
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I always go up in weight, like a half pyramid. I choose a weight i can do 10-12 reps for the first set. Then a weight that I can do no more than 8-9 times, and up again until I can only do 6-7 reps until failure. Bigger muscles require larger weight differences, and arms can be as little as 5lbs a set.
There are many types of progressions to improve your size and strength. The easiest is to try to get 1 more rep at the same weight each week. After you can do 12 reps at a weight, add 5lbs and try to get 9-10. Then next week do one more rep, and so on. It would look like this for example:
10 reps 85lbs
It may not look like you make gains quickly, but when is the last time you went up 20lbs on your max in 6 weeks?
02-10-2004, 10:33 AM #12
I always go up in weight as well. This has always worked awesome for me.
02-10-2004, 12:44 PM #13
I used to do the same weights for all sets a long time ago. Now I increase the weight by 10 lbs each set until I hit the set of 2xs. Then I decrease the weights by 10 lbs each set until I come back to where I started. Usually 6-7 sets
Not sure if it works better but that is the way I have been doing it.
02-10-2004, 03:24 PM #14Junior Member
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I use the same weight during a workout, but I increase the weight and decrease the reps each week usually on a 12 week cycle
02-10-2004, 03:38 PM #15
I pyramide on most excercises.
02-10-2004, 04:39 PM #16
Yeah, I almost always pyramid. IMO it is the best way to gauge your progress.
02-11-2004, 05:47 PM #17
I warm up, then do a light set, and then do 2 heavy sets of 8 reps, and the den do super heavy set of 6 reps. I like that, I dont ever pyramid, this is when I wanna grow
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