The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    I Like Lifting!!
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    Jul 2006
    Toms River, NJ

    When to go up in weights

    For the following workouts, how many reps do you do before moving up in weights?
    I got my bench at 145 for 3...when do i go up and how much?
    I got my deadlift at 225 for 2...when do i go up and how much?
    I got my squat at 205 for 3..when do i go up and how much?
    Thanks guys
    BTW, im only 14 and weigh 123..incase those numbers sound small

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  3. #2
    Senior Member DNL's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    you go up whenever you want to go up. there's no magic formula.

  4. #3
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    Nov 2004
    Well, for working sets I'd do something like:

    Week 1: 3 x 8; if completed onto 3 x 10
    Week 2: 3 x 10
    Week 3: Add 5 or 10 lbs. Do 3 x 6-8 work back up to 10 reps.

    Actually I think 10 reps is too much so I usually add 5 or 10 lbs. and do 3 x 6 and work back to 3 x 8.

    Or just keep the reps/sets the same, add +5 lbs.

    I keep my reps below 6 for bench pressing and deadlifting though.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - Boring I know, but whatever.

  5. #4
    ANVIL POWER Detard's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    increase the weight whenever you feel its right. if your shooting for 5 reps but feel that you can do 8-10, up the weight. if you can only do 2 or 3 reps then i'd stay stick with the weight until you can get up to your target repsxsets
    w:225lbs. h:5'10.
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