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Old 03-14-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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When I first started lifting all I did was tried to lift heavy and then plateaued for a month or so. Now I'm trying a different approach. Instead of lifting heavy every week, I'm cycling it.

It's a two week cycle where one week is for volume at a lighter weight, and the next is the heaviest I can go. I've made amazing strength gains with this approach.

Whats your program? And have you ever tried mine? If so what results?
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I've been lifting for a little while and the only program I've been successful at sticking with long enough to gauge results from is Starting Strength. It worked great for me because it's simple. Lift heavy, lots of squats, continue adding a little weight each workout. Follow those rules and success is inevitable. Progression was the key point IMHO. Everything else happened naturally.
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i dont know because i have never seen yours.
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When I first started lifting all I did was tried to lift heavy and then plateaued for a month or so. Now I'm trying a different approach. Instead of lifting heavy every week, I'm cycling it.
What do you consider heavy? Near max weight? 5 rep sets?
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typically, heavy to means my 5 rep max. For the heavy week I do a 5 x 5 training program, and every week since then I've boosted up my 5 x 5 weight on all of my muscle groups im hitting.
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