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2009/07/20 13:19:50 (permalink)

Help increasing weight :S

So i did chest and shoulders today, consisting of:

Incline Dumbbell Press 3x10
Flat Dumbbell Press 3x10
Cable Crossovers 3x10
Dumbbell Military Press 3x10
Dumbbell Side Laterals 2x10
Dumbbell Bent Over Raises 2x10

Well last week (first week of bulk) i did these exercises with the following weight:

Incline Dumbbell Press 3x10 - 70.4lb
Flat Dumbbell Press 3x10 - 79.2lb
Cable Crossovers 3x10 - 77lb
Dumbbell Military Press 3x10 - 52.8
Dumbbell Side Laterals 2x10 - 44lb
Dumbbell Bent Over Raises 2x10 - 44lb

So this week i tried to bump the weight up a bit.
So i started with incline press. Insted of 70.4lb i attempted 79.2lb and managed 3 sets of 10.
Only problem is, i then attempt flat bench press with 88lb. I managed 1 set of 10, then the second set i manage 6 reps before i cant do anymore.
So my question is, did the increase in weight of the incline press burn me out so i couldnt do as well in flat bench? Cause everyone says you should be able to do more weight on flat bench which isnt the case for me.
Also, the only exercise i actually increase the weight in was cable crossovers in which i did 88lb this week as apposed to 77lb last week.
Am i doing something wrong or what?

P.S. All weight ive listed are the COMBINED weight of two dumbells. Also the weights at my gym go up in 2kg's each. So if people are wondering why i attempted a bit of a large increase in weight its because its the smallest increment available.

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    Newbz18
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    Re:Help increasing weight :S 2009/07/20 19:03:22 (permalink)
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    Re:Help increasing weight :S 2009/07/20 19:36:26 (permalink)
    As your muscles fatigue,other exercises are bound to suffer(in terms of working weight,not effectiveness)...

     If you started with the flat bench first,the opposite would've probably happened....

     As long as each working set of the exercises you perform are taxing,that's all that matters.....

     
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    Re:Help increasing weight :S 2009/07/20 20:04:04 (permalink)
    Do you think i should switch every week between doing flat bench and incline bench so i get a heavier weight for both exercises? Or shall i increase reps as well?
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    Re:Help increasing weight :S 2009/07/20 20:09:47 (permalink)
    Both exercises hit the chest,just from a different angle....So i don't think there is a need to rotate the two exercises......It wouldn't create any kind of weak point..

     Another alternative is to use dumbbells for one of them....It wouldn't make you any weaker/stronger in the other exercise but it would add variety as opposed to using a barbell for both..
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