I can only go up by 10 pound increments so I usually go up every 2-3 weeks by 10. I've been training for about 2 months.
Depends benching is pretty slow. Squat and deads are faster. Rows are fast too.
My bench and deadlift are fast, squats are slow. I guess it all depends on the person, as if that wasnt obvious
I'm lucky to progress by 5 lbs. a month (2-1/2's on each side) sometimes. Other times I make huge progress and then I have to back off because of nagging injuries or I just start to regress.
It all matters how long you've been working out. I try to add at least 5lbs every 1-2 weeks. I like to take it easy. I've accumulated a lot of injuries in the past because of moving up to quickly.
Since I've been doing the 5x5, I've been going up 5 lbs. a week in dead, squat and bench.
Its weird with me, I can stay at the same #'s for months and then explode in strength. Stayed at 185 for the longest time on bench, then maxed at 265
The higher you get, the harder and slower your gains will come.
HB for example is probably in the top 10 strongest people on this board, he would more likely gain slower then the OP or I would.
Last edited by WBBIRL; 05-23-2006 at 07:26 PM.
i think i'm still getting newb gains here even after about 5 months.....my bench and military is increasing 5lbs. a week and my deads and squats are going up 10lbs a week....i'm sure this will stop eventually.....but so far i've been making massive gains every week and i love it
i think BGB rules
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