Follow the Rule of Twos
It tells you whether you’re ready to progress your training.
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Test yourself with the two-by-two-by-two rule once one set of your current max of a certain exercise feels easy, which often happens about four to six weeks into a new training program. If you pass, aim for a five to 10 percent increase in weight to build strength or in sets or reps for endurance, Berenc says.
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