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    Default Weight increase percentage

    When I've reached my max reps and sets on an exercise, what percentage of the weight should I increase by for next time?
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    I rarely increase by percentage; a 5 lbs or 2.5kg increase would be a good place to start.

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    Yeah that's what I've been doing myself so far. 2.5kg on the smaller weights, 5kg on the heavier ones (squats, deads).
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    I simply increase the weight to whatever drops me back down to the bottm of my rep range. Nothing to me is set in stone.
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    For big lifts (bench, squat, DL, etc.), anywhere from 5 - 10 lbs is a good guideline. For smaller lifts such as curls and the like, add 5 lbs or less. It's hard to figure the increase as a percentage though.

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    Agreed! I never worry about what increments to increase weights from the last time. At some point, You're just not going to be able to increase it. I don't know how long you've been training (and I mean no disrepect whatsoever), but after you've been training a while, you know what weights you can use for a given exercise. Use those and give it all you've got. If everything else is on point (diet, sleep, etc.) you WILL gain muscle.

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