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How important is it to increase weight?

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2008/05/13 20:08:36 (permalink)

How important is it to increase weight?

First of all my goal is mainly muscle size/gaining muscle. I know im gaining cos im putting on weight and can see i have, but i dnt seem to be increasing in strength much. should i be increase weights like every week? or doesnt it matter also im feeling the burn or working till failure? if i dont increase the weights or the amount of reps, will i only gain so much then stop?

If im doing 3x8 and completing it, should i carry on doing that weight for a while, or shud i up the weight straight away, cos wen i do that i normally fail.

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    dirtyvest
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    RE: How important is it to increase weight? 2008/05/13 20:12:51 (permalink)
    Increasing in weight in not the be all and end all but is generally a marker for progress. There will come a point where you are lifting within your limits so the body will have no need to add muscle.

    Once I can get 3x8 I up the weight and start down at 3x6 aiming to add a rep or 2 each week, sometimes I exceed this sometime I fall short, c'est la vie

    Limits, like fear, are often just an illusion: MJ 12/9/09
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    mike20uk
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    RE: How important is it to increase weight? 2008/05/13 21:47:49 (permalink)
    if i dont make progress i feel bad ... like im wasting my time and doin stuff wrong ..


    as a newbie you will progress very fast .. for like 3 weeks .. then it will slow ! ..

    always strive for more !! if you dont push yourself you will never know how good you are !
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    RE: How important is it to increase weight? 2008/05/13 22:00:58 (permalink)
    as Dirty said mate, if you are completing 3x8 then up the weight and attempt to do 3x8, keep going on that weight until you successfully do 3x8 for a week or two, then add more weight and start again...you gotta keep increaing the weight if you wanna keep growing
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    wysiwyg
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    RE: How important is it to increase weight? 2008/05/13 22:05:03 (permalink)
    its good for motivation, i just got a pb of 148kg on bb shrugs for 8 reps

    its good for motivation as im buzzing with that and am aiming for 170kg (374kg)

    its also to do with breaking down of the muscle fibres isnt it? although there are other methods i love up pyramids on set reps (always aim for the same number of reps)
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    RE: How important is it to increase weight? 2008/05/14 11:00:16 (permalink)
    last two reps should be a REAL effort, like you need someone to help do the last two for you

    if not then you need to increase the weight

    increase the weight next time you hit the gym and take 2-3 mins between each set then you will see a big increase in the weight your lifting

    afterall if your not taking a long rest between sets its just like doing 27 reps aint it
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    RE: How important is it to increase weight? 2008/05/14 12:38:47 (permalink)
    I try and get at least 1 or 2 reps out each week and increase the weight when i hit around 8 reps.
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