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Thread: How big on are Newbie Gains?

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    How big on are Newbie Gains?

    on Squats, Bench , and Deadlifts?

    I mean if I'm adding 10 pounds to the bench press should I be dissapointed if I can't do a 5x5 each week? What was everyone's newbie gains?

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    Different for each person. I think I'm still milking mine... and most of my compounds have doubled (or nearly tripled).

    Just lift as hard as you can. If that's 10 pounds on your bench in a week, great... if it's 10 pounds in a month then that's great too. A gain is a gain.
    The Reconstruction Project (Journal)

    Age: 34, Height: 5'4, Weight: 185, BF: somewhere between 15 and 45%

    Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
    Bests: Bench 185 x 8, Dead 400 x 1, Zercher Squat 295 x 3


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