View Full Version : "Slow progress" is better than no progress
05-01-2007, 11:35 AM
Well after hearing about it for a while I've finally decided to start adding say 1kg to the bar every week rather than trying to add a heap and failing and I can tell you, the feeling of actually progressing is very nice :). Although I'm only adding 1kg to the bar each week for the bench press, This is enough that a year from now I'll be a completely different person size wise :D. This is far better than trying too hard and failing and it's much easier to sustain.
05-01-2007, 12:14 PM
Cool shit! Progress is progress. The little gains will eventually add up.
05-01-2007, 02:16 PM
ya I bring my little weight chains with me all the time, 2.5 lbs a week aint much but over a year it will add up... although I get weird looks in the gym, i really dont give a fuck
05-01-2007, 03:06 PM
Progress is slow. Guys put on too much weight, need a spot and perform the exercise improperly and have injuries and short muscle bellies to show for it. All of my heavy lifts started light and slow and were built lb by lb. Perform clean proper technique and you'll grow better and your joints will last longer.
05-01-2007, 04:44 PM
Most people try to add weight at a pace totally unsustainable by their bodies, push way too hard to get the impossible increases and burn-out.
If you can't micro-load, you better be ready to rep increase load, or bump every other week once past the low intermediate stage.
05-01-2007, 06:46 PM
I have been getting 5lb increases on bench only once every 2 or 3 workouts. I am fine with that. Actually past 2 months I haven't made progress, too stressed =\ school ends in 2 weeks though so I hope to make some gains this summer.
05-12-2007, 03:37 PM
Heck on shoulder press I just shoot for 1-2 rep gains per workout (1 or 2x workout a week). If you only go up 1 rep per workout on a 4-6 program, and only workout once a week:
52 / 3 = 17.3~
17 x 5 (going up 5 pounds each time you get 6 reps) = 85 lbs.
That's an 85 lb gain in a year on shoulder press, which is just crazy. The little things add up fast.
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