[quote]Weakling 8 wrote:
I’m no professional or anything, but seems like a 5 pound increase every two weeks is very small for those exercises.
I used to fall into this trap when I was first starting out. If you ever want to make progress, try to lose this mind set.
Just because they are ‘big lifts’ where you are moving a lot of weight, don’t think that you are only allowed to add the 25, 35 or 45lb plates to make progress. If you can make a lot of small increases over the course of a year, they will add up. Don’t be afraid of the 2 1/2lb plates. There was a time when you could find 1lb plates in gyms.
I would love to add 100lbs to any lift in a year. If anyone is going to accomplish that much strength gain, it’s not going to be by making giant leaps.