At a certain level, piling more weight on each side is necessary for improvement. As the primary indicator of strength and a marker of comparison between you and your buddies, nearly every guy has a strong urge to continually load more weight on the bar.
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To up the challenge and continue progressing, you slide an extra 10-pound plate on each side totaling the bar up to 245 pounds. Loading too much weight too fast makes for an angry body.” Constantly loading on the big boys can overstrain your entire body keeping you out of the gym with nagging aches and pains. Micro-progressions - or increasing weight a little bit at a time using smaller plates - are a lot safer and more effective in the long run.
On the other hand, far too many guys progress too quickly in an effort to beat their chests with pride. According to Rob Sulaver, head coach at Bandana Training, “It's not only muscular capabilities, it's tendons, ligaments, and fascia that need to be trained.