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Old 07-30-2014, 02:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have currently been lifting the same weight on incline dumbbell press for about a month. I can't fire why some days i struggle to lift the weight and other days its fairly easy. If any one has any enlightening information on this i would be appreciative.
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It could be a number of things. Some days you may have more energy than others (due to calorie intake, work load, stress, sleep, etc). Some days you may just be pumped up and ready to go. Are you listening to music? Believe it or not, the type of music can make a difference.

Where do you workout? Do you have access to a barbell and plate weights? If so, I can tell you how I increased my bench.

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I agree with Mike's comments - there are so many factors that can effect your workout. One other thing to look at is your pre-workout nutrition. I find that I have a better workout if I have some carbs and some caffeine about 30 min before hand - usually a banana and a coffee. Experiment and find what works best for you.
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I thinks weight lifting is great for fat loss. It increases your metabolism and your energy throughout the day.But Cardio and proper diet are the 2 key things to fat loss.

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I have currently been lifting the same weight on incline dumbbell press for about a month. I can't fire why some days i struggle to lift the weight and other days its fairly easy. If any one has any enlightening information on this i would be appreciative.
When you hit a stall it can be many things.

If you have been doing this over say 12 weeks ( just a example ) you may need to deload for a week. Research it for more info but basically it lets your central nervous system recover.

Another idea is to switch weight, reps, and sets if you have been doing it for say 12 weeks. My heavy sets are a 5x5 program. After 12 weeks I usually stall and start having aches & pains. I deload, then drop the weight and go higher reps for x amount of weeks, then back to heavy.

My 1st shot at a stall is to drop the weight and push higher reps for a week or two, then go heavy again.
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I thinks weight lifting is great for fat loss. It increases your metabolism and your energy throughout the day.But Cardio and proper diet are the 2 key things to fat loss.

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I disagree.

Diet>weight training>cardio

Cardio is good but more so for your heart. Diet is everything, hard to argue that one. Weight training keeps you in a calorie burning state 24/7, cardio does not.
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