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Old 11-09-2011, 12:49 AM
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There is nothing wrong with planning and progression. However, it is rarely going to work out that you do exactly 2% each time. Progress isn't always linear because life gets in the way and there are so many variables that can affect the outcome of a workout.

Without supplements a beginner may make a 10% jump once or twice, but that type of jump will quickly become untenable.

For example, a beginner squats 75 pounds for 5 sets of 5. It is very likely that due to becoming more coordinated and neurological adaptations, he/she could do 82.5 (10% more) the next workout and 91 pounds the 3rd workout, but that won't last.
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