im currently doing the WBB1 routine, and i am trying to bulk as much as possible til i hit my lifting goals, or hit 220 lbs. but my question is, should i be maxing out on those 6-8 reps every week? or some weeks should i not do as much weight? i know every person is different, but im on week 2 right now, and i have been going just below max. whenever i am finished the the exercise i say to myself "i could have ad at least another 10 pounds on." i always have a spotter, so going for the max everytime wouldnt be a problem, but should i be doing it? thanks
You should always be pushing yourself. If I say to myself something along the lines of "i could have ad at least another 10 pounds on," I add 10 pounds next time.
I say if you think you can do 10 more lbs, then put on 10 more lbs.
I think where the over training comes into play is when you go to failure all the time, but if you know you can complete all of your reps w/ more weight, then put more weight.
Could be wrong though.
Mon - Bench
Tues - Squat
Thurs - Deadlift
Since you're only on week 2, max out on week 6. That gives you 4 weeks to train.
Rest/Eat untill Monday, then continue the routine.
Be sure to get a good warm up for before maxing out.
Go up by 5 lbs every time, if you feel you can go up 10, do it.
Last edited by WestsideWarrior; 04-18-2007 at 07:14 PM.
thank you for the quick responses. im gonna start putting on as much weight as i can from here on out but still completing all the reps. being only 2 weeks in im still testing the waters tho too.
here are my currents:
bench - 185 2X6
dead lift - 205 2X6
squats - 180 2X8
straight leg dead lifts - 225X8
miltary press - 160 2X6
dumbell press - 90 (2 45s) 2X8
NG bench - 140 2X6
WarriorWalls, I don't think he means trying to find his 1RM (I'm assuming that's what you meant). I think he means should he be using as much weight as he can when doing his routine. I could be wrong though...
Also, is this just 2 weeks into this routine or are you just getting into lifting? If it's the latter, it actually may be best to just do gradual increases. Mainly to get form down. Like when I started back up again I started my squat at 185 and didn't even really struggle until I got up to about 245. I just went up 10 pounds each time. I also squat three times a week though. Now that I've started to struggle I've started only going up 5 pounds each time. That's 15 pounds per week though.
Unfortunately I won't get progress like this forever...
Last edited by KoolDrew; 04-18-2007 at 07:22 PM.
Yeah, I took it as he was trying to find his 1RM, so I gave him advice.
In that case...
No. DO NOT use max weight in your routine.
no im not trying to find my 1rm. and this is 2 weeks into this routine, ive been lifting for about 7 months now. nothing as serious as i am now tho. ill just add the weight on til i cant finish 6 reps and ill find my point.
^ See Bako, he should be in the 5 rep range.
Since your on WBB1, find your points on a rest day (tues,thurs) or a weekend if you can.