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        FITNESS TIP FOR 4/3/2002             

HOW A Single Progress Scheme Could DOUBLE Your GAINS
by Oliver Wolter

last week I told you how a small change in your rep scheme 
could boost your muscle gains.

It was about how to determine your optimum rep scheme for all
exercises. This article is directly connected to my last article so
probably you should read it again, if you did forget it.
The techniques described in these two articles work in synergy and 
adapting booth to your current workout schedule should give you
a significant boost in your gains.

Did you ever hear about the double progress scheme?
Chances are good, but probably you don't know the name.

Double progress means that you increase the weight for any exercise
after you are able to perform a predefined number of reps.

For example you are increasing your weight on bench presses after you
are able to do more than 10 reps.

This is called double progress, because you progress your reps before
you progress your weight.

This is well known and almost anybody is using it.

But is it the best way to go?

Probably not for you!

By using a double progress scheme, you are trying to progress two
different systems of your body at the same time.

1. with increasing your reps you are trying to enhance the
energy systems of your muscles

2. with increasing the weight you are trying to enhance the
performance of your muscle fibers

These two systems don't mix up to well. In fact it's like trying
to walk at two sides of a street at the same time.

While working out with different training clients I found out that
all clients hit sometimes a plateau because they were not able to
perform one more rep for weeks.

But at the same time, it is no problem for them to add 5 pounds and
keep the same rep number.

For example one of my clients was able to bench press 260 pounds for
8 reps. But he wasn't able to make one more repetition for 6 weeks
before he consulted me.

So I told him, that he could increase his weight by 2.5 pounds without
decreasing his reps.

He didn't believe me, but he tried to do this. And of course it worked.
It didn't only work one time - it worked 5 times in a row. So he was
able to increase his bench press weight by 12.5 pounds in 5 training
units without doing less than 8 repetitions.

After this he reached his second plateau. He wasn't able to increase
the weight and keeping up the 8 reps. So I told him to decrease his
reps and keep increasing the weight.

After this he was able to lift more weight at 7 repetitions another
3 times in a row - summing up to 20 pounds more bench press power in
a few weeks.

After an additional 3 week special endurance cycle where his energy 
systems where targeted he was able to bench press 280 pounds for 10

Could you think how happy he was? He planned to bench press 270 pounds
in this time with his double progress scheme before he hit the plateau.

But with seperating the two progress schemes, he didn't not only work
around the plateau - instead he doubled his progress rate.

Believe me or not - this happens over and over again. And because of this
I suggest that you try out to go for single progress scheme instead of
a double progress scheme.

In my X-Size Weight Lifting Software 
I always separate the cycles for muscle fibers and the cycles for the energy 
systems. It has an built in artificial intelligence that beneath other 
adaptations is switching the different cycles depending on your feedback to 
fit your bodies needs.

And this is what you also should do if you are not using it. If you hit
your next plateau - don't get frustrated. It's not anytime over training
- sometimes it could be that you did try to walk on both sides of the street
at the same time.

But how fits this together with the optimum rep scheme discussed last week?

Determine your optimum rep scheme - only increase the weights - until you 
can't do this anymore. After this - work on your muscles energy systems.
If you do this, you add the next gains to your big time goal.

Best regards,
Oliver Wolter

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