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Welshace13

hi guys.

i need your advice on something.

last weeks training session i did 4 reps of 105kg on the bench, MM restpause style.

i was going to shoot for 107.5 tonight, but my heads telling me to go for 110kg, my egos hungry. but 10lbs seems like a big jump. im not sure. in mikes book it said he would add 20lbs every workout, so surely 10lbs wont hurt?

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Tougher

Alberta, CAN

I say if you're going to train heavy, then train heavy and push yourself. I'm guessing this is what you're doing if you're in the 4 rep range. Put on the extra 5 kg and see what happens. If you only get 2 or 3 reps then drop the weight down for another couple of reps and try it again next time. 5 kg is still only upping the weight less than 5%.

That's just my two cents. It depends on how the 105 kg felt for you. Sometimes I know I can add 10 - 15 lbs, to a lift, other times only 5 lbs.

Ben
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HamsFitness

thats a big jump for the bench but if you feel good for it then why not? If you miss it, just try 107
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Do it!

Do it!!!

A 10-lb jump should be fine. Remember you are trying to stimulate growth. The best to do that is to give/show your muscles a level or dgree of satimulus they're not used to.
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Welshace13

just been to the gym and did 110. felt good, a nice ego boost. ah well, aslong as im not happy then i will be happy, makes sense :| , when your satisfied with yourself and lifts theres no point living ey? every day is a battle in a war to be the best you can be.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Welshace13 wrote:
just been to the gym and did 110. felt good, a nice ego boost. ah well, aslong as im not happy then i will be happy, makes sense :| , when your satisfied with yourself and lifts theres no point living ey? every day is a battle in a war to be the best you can be.


That's right. Just remember this: Wherever you go...there you are.
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hdlifter

If I made a "mistake" in my years of training, it was being too poundage greedy throughout the 80's. I would load as much weight as I could every time I progressed, resulting in irregular, sporadic progress.

I would see progress on average of once monthly, or less, where a smaller, reasonable, addition, would have allowed progress on a regular and consistent rate.

To keep enthusiasm high and alive, I find the more consistent my progress rate, the more enthused and satisfied I feel. But in the end, the call is yours and yours alone.
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