Progressive overload works, but what happens when you can’t add 5 pounds every week or two? Well, you jump 2.5 pounds. It’s called the micro loading method: make small but sustainable and realistic jumps in load to keep the gains coming.
Platemates make it easy. These magnetic mini-plates weigh 1.25 pounds each. They’re made primarily for metal dumbbells, but you can add them to metal plates too. The strong magnets will keep them in place. Check them out.
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