Question for those of you who increase weights every set.

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  1. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    How much do you typically increase by each set? It never really occured to me until now, but I'm probably not doing this right... I usually just increase by 10lbs for every set... ie for 5x5 flat bench

    165 x 5
    175 x 5
    185 x 5
    195 x 5
    205 x 5

    I've been looking at some various training logs and some people's numbers start out quite a bit lower, then work up to be a lot higher. What should I do? :hs:
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    i don't do 5x5, but i'd think using large weight jumps with that rep scheme would make the first 3 or so sets pretty worthless. You want to have to work for those 5 reps in each of the 5 sets.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    :coold: Any more input?
     
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    Usually the 5x5 is done with one weight, not five different. People usually use the difffernt weight for pyramid sets, such as 12 reps, 10 reps, 8 reps, 6 reps.
     
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    Goddamn people, if you gonna do it read the Madcow link

    It says 10-15% of top set right there
     
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    It's for noobs, and noobs have to do form work and stuff
    The advanced routine keeps the weight static on one or both days
     
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    Bill Starr uses 10-15% jumps from the top set. Smaller jumps like some here are suggesting are far too small depending on how often you do that exercise.
     
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    If you go 200, 205, 210, 215, 220 it's almost the same as fixed weight
     
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    Ive tried increasing the weights by 20lbs before and the first few sets just seemed worthless.

    My flat bench:
    145 x 5
    155 x 5
    165 x 5
    175 x 5
    185 x 5
     
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    That's the point, it is 10lbs at your level :hsugh:
     
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    10-15%
     
  12. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    So do I really get any benefit by increasing the weights 10lbs each set at the level I'm at?
     
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    IBpurevl :rofl:
     
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    Try it out and see if you make progress
     
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    :werd: i do 5 sets of 4-6 reps, typically... and i have to work for every rep, every set
     
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    what?
     
  17. Skeletor

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    I keep weight consistent for 5x5, if anything I'll go too heavy and have to take 5 lbs off for the last set in order to get the last couple reps out.
     
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    I guess it's better now :rofl:
     
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    yes... yes it is

    thanks
     
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    Do this

    135X15
    225X10
    245X6
    265X4
    275X3---->drop set 185lbs for 10-15
     
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