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Oopse! I screwed up a little, any recommendations?

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2004/02/27 03:42:09 (permalink)
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Oopse! I screwed up a little, any recommendations?

For about the past week, my diet has been a little off, due to some of the sh** that went on with work. Another thing was I might have gotten a little too ambitious with increasing the weight.

2 weeks ago, I did:
2 62.5 lb dumbbells 3x8 for Flat Bench Dumbbell Press
130 lbs 1x8 & 135 lbs 2x8 for Incline Barbell Press
2 42.5 lb dumbbells 3x8 for Dumbbell Shoulder Press
27.5 lbs + body weight 3x8 for Weighted Dips.

The week after that, I went to 2 65 lb dumbbells for Flat Bench and got 2 full sets of 8 reps, and only needed assistance on the last rep on the final set. After that, my damn chest & shoulders were WASTED! I could barely get in 3 sets of 6 on Incline & Shoulder Press. heh, to make matters worse, I upped the weight on my incline to 135 lbs for all 3 sets.

Now on this week, I did even worse, heheh. I couldn't do as many reps with the 65 lb dumbbells, incline stayed about the same, and I had to drop the weight on Shoulder Presses back down to the 40 lb dumbbells.

What would you guys recommend, should I:
A. Stay at the same weight & continue having someone assist me on them until I work my way up to 3x8? Or B. Drop the weight on one or more of the exercises?

I've had similar problems before when I was doing a different routine. For example, if I increased the weight for curl bar exercise, my hammer curls would sometimes suffer as a result. Of course this is to be expected. heheh, I just didn't expect the Flat Bench Dumbbell presses to have as much of an impact on my shoulders. I guess Flat Dumbbell presses employ a lot more of the shoulders compared to doing Barbell presses.

I'm getting my diet sorted back out, so hopefully things will pick up again for me.
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    RE: Oopse! I screwed up a little, any recommendations? 2004/02/27 03:46:02 (permalink)
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    B - I don't see any reason why you need to do forced reps.

    Remember that your strength doesn't go up in a straight line anyway so some weeks you will lift less than the week before.
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    RE: Oopse! I screwed up a little, any recommendations? 2004/02/27 04:44:30 (permalink)
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    Yeah, but I was always taught that you never want to drop the amount of weight nor reduce intensity, which is why I had someone help me on the forced reps.
    However, I think the mistake that I made was increasing incline without waiting until the following week. Plus, as I said, my diet was a little off for a week, so that didn't help much either. I HATE bad days! [:(!] heheh
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    RE: Oopse! I screwed up a little, any recommendations? 2004/02/27 15:51:17 (permalink)
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    like you said, there are bad days and good days. with me i can tell how my lifts are going to be by what i eat. if i am bulking my lifts go up alittle. if im trying to lose some BF then i can see my lifts won't budge, i am able to do the exact same reps each week. its kinda depressing but sometimes you gotta do it. I would do the weight that you are able to do, and don't worry it will go up
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