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FitTogether 07-30-2014 02:12 AM

Weight Lifting
 
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.

01gt4.6 07-31-2014 06:40 PM

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.

meking703 08-04-2014 03:29 AM

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.

JimmyJonny 09-18-2014 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by FitTogether (Post 110201)
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.

JimmyJonny 09-18-2014 03:45 PM

[QUOTE=JonesCrow;111125]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.


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.

JaylinThorne 01-16-2015 05:44 PM

Agree to the answers made above, whenever it happens to me the factor is energy.
Look into your routine and check if there is something missing on the day you feel hard to life weight. There must be something; maybe you miss something in your diet intake which lower downs your energy.

varunmalya 02-25-2015 05:13 AM

Try starting out at a relatively low weight.Light lifting builds lean, strong muscle
 
Try starting out at a relatively low weight.Light lifting builds lean, strong muscles. If that's what you want, then consider just sticking with lighter weights and do more reps.

Ryan.W 05-30-2015 02:01 PM

All of these add up to a much healthier, fitter body that is less likely to be injured. You end up looking pretty good, too!


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