Routine % Increase

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  1. sushtsi

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    5x5 Routine % Increase

    Sorry if this is a newbish question, but while doing the modified Bill Starr routine tonight, I wasn't sure how much to increase my weight with each progressive set per excercise. Is there a generally accepted percentage increase? Or did I just not read it right?

    For example, if my 5RM on flat bench is 200lbs, how should the weights progress for each set?
     
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    Kind of new to this, but I believe it should be:

    180x5
    185x5
    190x5
    195x5
    200x5
     
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    i think it is 5lbs each time so...
    180x5
    185x5
    190x5
    195x5
    200x5
     
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    shit to late
     
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    im on the same routine but i go.
    190x5
    190x5
    195x5
    195x5
    200x5
     
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    Cool thanks guys, much appreciated!
     
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    I think its increments of 10-12% less than your 5 rep max. There was a link posted a while ago to a site with an example.

    but the reasoning was that
    180x5
    185x5
    190x5
    195x5
    200x5 is too much like 200x5. With 10-12% its more like

    120x5
    140x5
    160x5
    180x5
    200x5 I know the first few sets are kinda easy, but thats how it was described. I have an excel file somewhere that does it all for you.....I'll try to find it. I usually go in 10lbs increments.
     
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    zyg0te I've made a huge mistake.

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    I do 15%
     
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