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jennp0722
05-22-2006, 09:17 PM
i have been using this full body routine workout now for 2 weeks and am still alittle confused. do i add weight reach set or every week?
Then if i am following this workout i should only do cardio on my off days and that should be hiit.

PowerManDL
05-22-2006, 09:30 PM
They're two different approaches. One feeds into the other.

As for cardio, I'd suggest doing intervals on the days you lift. It'll give more systemic downtime.

jennp0722
05-22-2006, 09:45 PM
well should i be adding weight each set and every week? i think i am still confused.

jennp0722
05-22-2006, 09:47 PM
i see how they connect but still confused>

PowerManDL
05-22-2006, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by jennp0722@May 22 2006, 05:45 PM
i think i am still confused.
I agree.

Let me make it easier.

For four weeks, keep the weight the same. Maybe add 5-10 lbs a week, but if you can't complete all the reps on all the sets, don't increase it.

For two weeks, add weight each set up to a max.

Rinse and repeat.

jennp0722
05-22-2006, 10:39 PM
i can complete all sets with my weight, should i be adding weight? or maybe i am just not using enough to begin with. Should i be using 60% of my maxiuim or more or less can you tell me the average?
thanks jenna

PowerManDL
05-22-2006, 10:48 PM
Percentages of max are pretty much useless for things like this.

I'd say to start out intentionally light, adding weight each week and aiming for it to get hard about 3-4 weeks in.

Spend a few weeks where you fight to get all the sets, then drop the weight back and start over.

jennp0722
05-22-2006, 11:15 PM
sweet i will apply all this great info this week. i am real excited now thaank you very much

PowerManDL
05-22-2006, 11:30 PM
I'm very exciting.

Blondell
05-24-2006, 08:18 PM
Originally posted by PowerManDL@May 22 2006, 07:30 PM
I'm very exciting.
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