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    Leg Squat Weight

    What’s the recommended weight to add between leg squat sets? I usually add 10 lbs. for the next set, but some have said to go up (or down) by 20 lbs. What’s the optimal weight?
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    There is no right or wrong way. You can equally use the same weight in all sets or even drop the weight between sets.

    I prefer to look at it like this:
    1. for hypertrophy purposes, the weight used (the tension) can be in a very broad range of numbers - anything from about 30% of your max and above can be used to gain muscle.
    2. You do a number of work sets (the volume) and each set is taken to within X reps of complete failure (the exertion).
    3. The total workload (number of sets at a given exertion level) should be enough over time to produce a growth stimulus. It doesn't matter than much how your schedule your workload over the course of a week. Notice how the weight doesn't actually feature in that. You can have a high or low workload with high or low weights.
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