Question on one of my chest excersizes...
I have been steadily going up in my dumbell presses lately and here is where I am. Today, this is what I did:
70: 7x (failure)
75: 2x (failure)
In my previous workouts (over the past 5-6 weeks), I had been going up 5# on the starting weight. For example, last time, I started w/ 55#. usually my last set I would get 4x before failure.
For the next time, should I start w/ 65#? Or should I repeat the 60-75# range until I can do at least 4 for the last set. I'm afraid if I go up, I'll only hit like 3 and conk out on the third set and have absolutly nothing left for the last one.
You think you'll conk out. But you don't know. I would go up. You need to push it, increase the weight. If you only get 3 so what.
i agree with dr.x try to push it as far as u can and if u only get 3 next workout after that then youll get 4 and work your way up
Muscle memory is real. Therefore, whatever you did last week was last week. This week you need to increase, so on and so forth. Muscles increase in size due to mechanical overload. In lamens terms, that means to always increase the loads whether it be 2.5 pounds, 5, or 10 pound increments. Your biggest enemy in the gym is your mind. It'll limit you to how much weight you can actually do. 9 times out of 10 I surprise myself every time I go into the gym.
Well, with my new workout on the 5 day split, next chest day is next Fri. I'll let everyone know how it goes (I'll move the weight up).
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