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How Much Weight Do I Add?

When you’re first starting out, you will likely be able to add weight quickly! Try not to get too eager too soon – aim to increase by up to 2-5/kgs on each lift in each session for the first 2 weeks. You can start making bigger jumps in week 3 or 4 as your body’s tolerance (or work capacity) improves. You are also less likely to suffer from major soreness by going too heavy too early.


For example, let’s say you performed a back squat set of 5 at 40kgs last week. This week you might go up to 45kgs in the next squat session. This strategy will help prevent you from suffering debilitating soreness and ensure you can recover between sessions.



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