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2009/07/22 16:37:37 (permalink)

Lifting progression...

I've been steadily making progression on most excercises adding roughly a couple of kilos every week or 2...
 
Its a struggle with my bench though, pretty much stuck on 60 KG...How long should I be on this weight roughly ? I'm eating well and enough...I do 3/8's, so is it a good idea to drop my reps in order to lift a heavier weight ?
 
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    Owen
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    Re:Lifting progression... 2009/07/22 16:44:37 (permalink)
    How long have you been stuck on it? A couple of weeks it doesnt matter. A month or two and you'll have to change something

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    Re:Lifting progression... 2009/07/22 16:59:34 (permalink)
    I'd say about 3 weeks now, i know thats not long, but 60 KG really isnt that heavy.  i thought id start to struggle as i got to around the 70 KG + mark.

    I havent tried heavier yet, but on my last set im still just pushing the last few out.

    So you rekon a couple of months max is the most, thanks, good to know.
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    Re:Lifting progression... 2009/07/22 18:13:50 (permalink)
    I was stuck for a long time. I found that by working heavier on my rows and overhead press, my bench improved drastically.
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    Re:Lifting progression... 2009/07/22 18:21:13 (permalink)
    Yeah mate, you why would 70kg be your next weight though? why not 62.5kg? etc.

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    Re:Lifting progression... 2009/07/22 18:55:34 (permalink)
    I work with 3 sets of 8.

    When I can manage 8-8-8 with good form I up the weight. Depending on the exercise will be 2kg/2.5kg/5kg.

    I've found that only my military press stagnates. The rest go up either reps or weight every week.

    E.g. 8-6-5 will go up to 8-7-6 and then 8-8-6 etc.

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    Re:Lifting progression... 2009/07/25 11:17:51 (permalink)
    Im the same red alert, thats how i do all my progressions...i have the same struggle on military press, what u benching mate ?

    Owen, my next aim would be 62.5 kg mate, but im saying i thought the real struggle would start when i got to 70 kgs.

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    Re:Lifting progression... 2009/07/25 11:32:57 (permalink)
    Oh i thought you was trying to make a 10kg jump which would explain the problems

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    Re:Lifting progression... 2009/07/25 11:41:19 (permalink)
    Na lol

    It seems people start making decent pec gains when they start going over 70 KG, so im desperate to get to that mark ! bloody annoying !
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    Re:Lifting progression... 2009/07/25 11:49:14 (permalink)
    4 things you can / I'd suggest doing -

    - Work your back with lots of rowing movements (cable rows, face pulls)
    - Deload. Drop weight down for a week (e.g. 40kg 3x8).
    - Form. Make sure your form is good. Lift more like a powerlifter if you want to add weight.
    - Work on strength for a while. e.g. Spend 4 weeks doing 8-5 sets of 3 reps. Aiming to work upto a heavy triple on the last week (not heavy every week).
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    Re:Lifting progression... 2009/07/25 11:51:30 (permalink)
    Thanks mate, if im still finding it hard in a couple of weeks, ill give that a try.
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