Changing weights

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Mar 5, 2015 3:08am
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How fast should one change weights? Or When to change weight, after how many workouts?

457 Posts
Mar 5, 2015 3:22am
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Me personally,  I usually choose a weight that causes fatigue on my last set of reps. Either 5x5 or 3x10. Once that weight becomes easy throughout the set, next time I'll add 5 pounds to each side. I know some people (and I've done in the past) that will go by percentage of max. Maybe someone else can chime in on specific math but it's something like: Bench press-
60% of max x 10
65% X 8
70% X 6
75% X 4
80% X 2 Your next week you'd start at 70 with the same increases.
I'd be careful taking that route and only do so for maybe 2 weeks at a time. Be sure to have a spotter those weeks.

520 Posts
Mar 5, 2015 3:22am
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Whenever you can do more than 12 or 15 reps comfortably with a weight if your goal is to build bigger muscle strength training is a whole different story


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