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    Question Question on adding weight


    So just a short question. Let's say I do 5 sets of 10 reps each hand with 12Kg. And each 3 weeks I want to add weight to my sets so I can stimulate muscle growth. How much weight would be enough to motivate my muscles to grow more and in the same time, will I be able to handle it?

    I know if let's say I jump from 12Kg to 20Kg in 3 weeks I would not be able to do the workout. How much should I add each 3 weeks? 1kg, more - less?

    I read that muscles get adjusted very fast to the weight and intensity of the program and in order to keep them growing-gaining you need to put more load - weight on them so that they can grow and handle the new stress.

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    only add as much as you can handle and keep form. For instance if you can curl 12kg for 10 reps x 4 sets each arm, increase that to 13kg. Your reps might go down to 10-9-8-8 for the 4 sets. Keep that weight until you're back up to 4x10 and then increase the weight again. For larger muscles (like bench press or squats) you could increase more like 2-3kg each time.
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    as long as you're adding weight it doesn't really matter how much you add IMO. Progression is progression, plain and simple
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    I don't know about an exact weight answer as that varies due to experience and what exercise.

    I would just say 2 n 1/2lb weights are good people(not sure with kg with doing conversions).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    I don't know about an exact weight answer as that varies due to experience and what exercise.

    I would just say 2 n 1/2lb weights are good people(not sure with kg with doing conversions).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cswalczakny

    1kg=2.2lbs
    Thanks man lol

    My point was nothing wrong with moving up in small increments if need be. I assure you I am not a herp derp all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post

    Thanks man lol

    My point was nothing wrong with moving up in small increments if need be. I assure you I am not a herp derp all the time.

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