View Full Version : How to increase lbs for benching and other exercises

10-12-2007, 12:40 PM
should i increase my weight every week and lower reps ? whats the best way to increase on weights?

10-12-2007, 12:42 PM
Increase the weight once you feel you can do more??

Do you have a set routine you do each week?

For instance with bench, once you get to a set number of reps with the weight you're using, add 5 or 10 pounds and start working your way back up in reps again.

10-12-2007, 12:49 PM
yeh i have a set routine, thanks for the info i just started lifting so my questions are relatively simple

10-12-2007, 12:51 PM
but what do u think is a good rep number to start increasing my weight

10-12-2007, 12:53 PM
Once you hit at least 8 reps, increase the weight.

10-12-2007, 04:16 PM
Once you hit at least 8 reps, increase the weight.

8 reps with good form, that is..;)

sounds obvious, but most people neglect it, inluding myself at times.

make sure not to go up to quick so you dont blow out your shoulders,
i recamend only five pound per increase
and also what ive started doing is to work with the weight with 8 reps for an extra week so my body can get used to a heavier weight more

just my opinion