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    Rep Range Weight Increase

    I have come back to resistance training after a couple of years off and am assessing a few things. I think I used to have a 2 rep gap in my range (eg 8-10) so that if I could complete 3 sets of 10 reps, I would increase the weight by about 10% and drop to 3 sets of 8 reps. Is that what most people do? Or do people have a higher range (normally) of say 3x12, drop to 3x8 with new weight?
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    Originally Posted by AverageBob View Post
    I have come back to resistance training after a couple of years off and am assessing a few things. I think I used to have a 2 rep gap in my range (eg 8-10) so that if I could complete 3 sets of 10 reps, I would increase the weight by about 10% and drop to 3 sets of 8 reps. Is that what most people do? Or do people have a higher range (normally) of say 3x12, drop to 3x8 with new weight?
    10% is a pretty big jump for a 2 rep gap.

    I wouldn't sweat it though. So you get 6.

    Not a big deal.
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