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    What's the difference?


    What's the difference (size gains, performance, etc.) between progressing via adding more weight & keeping the same rep scheme vs. adding reps while keeping the same weight?

    For example (don't hold me to specifics in the numbers, just general idea)

    Adding weight
    1: 3x10@80lbs
    2: 3x10@90lbs
    3: 3x10@100lbs
    4: 3x10@110lbs

    Adding Reps
    1: 3x6@100lbs
    2: 3x8@100lbs
    3: 3x10@100lbs
    4: 3x6@120lbs

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    To get bigger you have to continue to stress your muscle fibers...and the best way to do that is to add weight!
    To get big, you have to lift HEAVY
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    Depends on your tempo and TUT. There's seldom a clear-cut answer to questions like these.
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    Agreed, you have too increase the volume of your workout over time to increase the load on your muscles. Those are just a couple of ways to do it. It's also easy to track, and helps with strength gains.
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    nothing is perfect for everyone, just exsperiment with it and find out what works best for you.

    step 1:break down muscle
    step 2:eat correctly and rest to rebuild muscle
    step 3:repeat
  

  
 

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