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Old 01-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #196
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Originally Posted by M3Inline6 View Post
That happens to me as well. Sometimes moving up 5 lbs. a week doesn't happen, so I sit at the same weight for two weeks until I can move it for an extra rep or two (..or move it the same amount of reps, but without struggle).
I notice that, especially on bench... I get stuck at a certain weight and reps for a week or two, maybe get one more rep on third week... then by the 4th or 5th week I'm able to go up 5, even 10 lbs for same amount of reps. Goes to show the non-linear progression!

I also do it on purpose... I got 5 reps at 225 on squats, but it was very shaky. I've stayed at that max for a month now on purpose, and I've moved onwards and upwards to 230+ safely.
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