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    My last Standing Presses were tough.

    I finished the 3 work sets of 5, but I'm wondering if I should not add weight (2.5 lbs) this session to avoid a possible failure/re-set. Does it make more sense to add the weight and fail? My understanding is that a person can attempt a weight 3 times before requiring reset?

    Thanks.

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    I bet you can do it even though the last time it was hard. That you got stronger in between is the whole point of linear progression.

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    Another option is to take smaller jumps on the press.
    Last edited by gman; 04-02-2010 at 06:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stl rick View Post
    My last Standing Presses were tough.

    I finished the 3 work sets of 5, but I'm wondering if I should not add weight (2.5 lbs) this session to avoid a possible failure/re-set. Does it make more sense to add the weight and fail? My understanding is that a person can attempt a weight 3 times before requiring reset?

    Thanks.
    Well you should try to add wight, and a 2.5lb jump for the press is OK. You shouldn't add wieght only if you cann't complete the 3x5 across.

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    Add weight. Consider finding a way to microload even smaller.

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    What weight are you pressing? How long have you been taking 2.5 lb jumps?

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