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Old 03-09-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Question about Rippetoe's program

For those who don't know Rippetoe's, it looks like this:

Workout A
3x5 Squat
3x5 Bench Press
1x5 Dead lift
**2x8 Dips (or Decline Dumbbell Bench Press with your hands Facing each other)

Workout B
3x5 Squat
3x5 Standing military press
3x5 Pendlay or Bent Rows (or power cleans)
**2x8 Chin-ups (recommended mainly if doing the cleans)

My question though is, Are you supposed to increase in weight every week, or every workout, or just whenever you can?

and also do you do the same weight every set (not counting warm-up sets)
like if i start with 105 pounds on bench for 5 reps on my first set, do i do 105 pounds on bench for 5 reps on my 3rd set?
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:59 PM   #2
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i did increases every week....no way i could do it every workout...that would burn ya out quick.

and yes...do 3 sets of 5 reps...all the same weight...

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you dont need to do Rippetoe like as if its set in stone...

you CAN change things up..

however, you appear to be new at this. so i think you could stick to it right now for a month or so...then make a few small smart changes.

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I increased the weight every workout, however, if you find your form to be slipping I would strongly reccomend switching the loading to every week. Form is very important.
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I mainly increase the weight every workout, but I have reset the weight back a bit when I feel my form is deteriorating.
I dont think ill be able to increase the weight workout to workout for much longer, what ill probably try before going on the texas method, and you can try if increasing weight every workout is to much.

Workout 1
Squats 3x5
Bench 3x5
Deadlift 1x5

Workout 2
Squats 3x5 90% of previous workouts weight,(can go lower if required e,g 60%)
OHP 3x5
Row 3x5

OHP's and Rows are less taxing than Benchs, and DL's so using lighter squats as well will be a lighter, less taxing day than workout 1and should hopefully ensure a longer run of progress.
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