Newbie Gains? My bench is going way up

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  1. igotyofire

    igotyofire New Member

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    This must be what you guys mean by newbie gains. Im guessing this is going to slow down soon? seems like my bench is progressing fast, not that i mind it or anything. Ive only been working out a little over a month,Im 24yrs old & 6ft 2in 180lbs with a non athletic computer gamer body type ...granted some would still call me skinny. Still haven't noticed any size gains yet really....though i do think i look a bit more toned and not quite as soft.

    oh ya dont laugh...im weak! for my size/age heh, graph is of 1 rep max progress

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    Noob gains fucking kick ass. Enjoy them while they last, you will never make this fast of progress ever again. Without drugs anyway

    Keep working at it.
     
  3. LBFilmGuy

    LBFilmGuy LOL why u mad tho?

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    So uh what do you rep?

    Who cares about maxes when you first start out.
     
  4. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    nice fucking chart lol


    unless you are getting into powerlifting, your max shouldn't matter too much...you max 185 now, how many times can you rep your old max?
     
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    How are your squat and deadlift progressing?
     
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    how are your curls progressing
     
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    How's your score on WOW progressing?
     
  8. igotyofire

    igotyofire New Member

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    i have a really bad back and havent done lower back at all yet. I know i need to but ive been neglecting it. I think i have some issues with a nerve back there because if i bend over wrong my back locks up & i cant move due to horrendous pain. I need to see a chiropractor
     
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    1 plate(135 x barely 10), a month ago i could only rep it 2-3 times, my goal was to get to 10 reps and i hit that last week.

    This is what i did last time at the gym
    155 x 5
    135 x 10

    ill usually do at least 4 sets, sorta pyramiding it
    with
    95 x 10
    135 x 8-10
    155 x as many reps as i can
    then 115 8-10

    then i head over to do Incline dumbells, follewed by a decline press usually

    Not sure if i should continue pyramiding the weights to try and get stronger? or do a consistent weight for 3-4 sets ? My main goal is to try & build mass, have set a 10lb muscle mass goal for myself
     
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    Yeah bro, just stick to bench and curls. Everything else if for faggots anyway:coolugh:
     
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    plateaus are for the weak minded... dont think about it and just do it.
     
  12. igotyofire

    igotyofire New Member

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    so lower back, .....dead lift & squatting is a pretty important exercise i guess?
     
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