Weight and Resistance Training - Weights--when To Increase




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chiarij
01-09-2006, 10:21 AM
I just purchased some weights last week, my question is when is it good to increase the weight. For example, if I am able to left 10lbs 2 sets should I increase the weight or should I be able to more sets before moving to the next highest weight???


RobertW
01-09-2006, 01:06 PM
I would probably increase the weight, unless you are interested in working up to more volume, in which case I would add another set and keep the weight constant. Do you want to stay with two sets or would rather do 3 or more?

I am currently training 5x5 for my incline presses, and I am adding weight if I can exceed 5 reps on my fifth set.

srmb60
01-09-2006, 01:18 PM
You're going to get as many different answers as there are answerers :) There are several schools of thought on progression.

I feel that if it's too easy, try heavier.

I'm sure the Ladies Who Lift will have some good educated answers for you.


Ilene
01-10-2006, 12:20 AM
General rule of thumb is that you should start with 2 sets as a beginner doing 10 to 12 reps/set... after about 4-6 weeks increase to a 3rd set with an increase in weight if you can easily do more than 12 reps/set...

Hope this helps...

GreatBigMonsterMomma
01-10-2006, 01:54 AM
I feel that if it's too easy, try heavier.

That's what I was gonna say. :D I've always increased whenever it stopped feeling like a workout.

Gymgurl
01-13-2006, 05:11 PM
Add another set or increase your reps...when it gets to easy increase your weight