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    Progression!

    I just started to follow a solid routine 3 weeks ago. The weight i hav been using from week to week has not bee increasing however the ammount of reps has. For example with my flat bench of which i do 3 X 8, the first week i did a particular weight 3 times then had to strip some weight to complete the set of 8 reps. However now i can do 5 reps before i have to take some weight off. My question is this. Should i continue doing what i am doing and gradually increasing the reps i can do until i can get 3 X 8 OR should i reduce the weight now to something i can do 3 X 8 of without stripping weight? Confusing as it sounds i think you might get what i am asking, any help would be appreciated.

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    Why not stick with the same weight and have a spotter help force the last few reps? Thats what I would do.
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    If you are shooting for 8 reps but getting only 5 ,the weight is too heavy,Reduce the weight ,it should be a hard 8 rep weight but not quite to failure.When you can do ten with it add weight and start over at 8 again.

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    I agree with you Tim. The weight is too heavy currently, and while forced reps are a good technique for advanced lifters, they should not be used by beginners. Focus on diet and good form.

    Hey Tim. Checked out your forum. Cool! I checked out the Serge Nubret thread. He is in incredible shape at 65.

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    BTW, could you post those pics of Nubret here at IM? I think that would make a great thread.

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    Thanks for the kind words Jersey.It`s late right now but I`ll post them tomorrow! Peace.

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    My wife saw those and couldn't believe he was 65...

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    Here ya go Jersey.He does look incredible for 65 ,or any age for that matter.

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    Another! I have more but I don`t really want to hijack this guy`s thread too much.Sorry bud!

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    Don;t worry mate, you provided some good information, i think you are entitled to. Cheers

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