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Old 07-27-2011, 09:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Are you having to struggle to get the 12th rep? If not I would try the 25's for one or two reps then drop back down to the 10's till you hit failure (the goal here is to be in the 8 rep range). Optimally 4-6 reps build muscle mass, 8-10 for strength, and 12+ for endurance. Another option (without buying more dumbells) is to strap on some 2 pound ankle weights around your wrists so you can increase your resistance without jumping all the way to the 25's.
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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