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Old 05-23-2010, 01:15 PM   #867
Brad Rasmussen
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Re: CFSB - Ask your questions here!

Originally Posted by Adam Carlson View Post
So I've tried searching for the answer to this, but haven't seemed to have found it. (Sorry if it is out there, I've read the first 22 pages at this point and have done searches as well...)

How much should I increase the load each week? I've calculated my weights (with the 20% drop to facilitate recovery), but am unsure how much to add each week. Does it come down to how I'm feeling? I don't want to increase weight too fast and get stuck, but I also don't want to miss out on gains that I could have made

Thanks for your time!
I increase 5lbs. each week. I could probably go 10lbs. with deadlifts but 5 seems about right. If I'm doing a 3x5 of squats for example, and the last set is very difficult to the point that I don't think I could do a 3x5 the following week with a 5lb increase, then I switch to 5x3's or 3x3's with a 5lb increase. That way you always get a pr each week.
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