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When choosing the weights I am following the advice of Pavel Tsatsouline. He recommends big jumps. He didn't rule out 4kg increases for men but he recommends 8kg for men and 4kg for women. I'll include a video clip that Strongfirst shared on Facebook recently and a link for an article Pavel wrote.Hello,
Did you consider using the 44kg bell ? It seems an 8kg jump is pretty big and the transition will not be very smooth. I would have the same note between your current 32 and your next 40.
Too big jump could tend to lack of technique and could also burn you out.
Perhaps the 4kg will be good for you in your context. Also, for some exercises a 4kg jump might be best, but for the swings and getups I suspect the big jump will be ok. I might try 4kg for military presses but I suspect it is best to really get comfortable with the one you are using and then make the big leap if you are capable of doing it. Perhaps that kind of jump is too much for some people on some exercises.
I did 24kg for the S&S and stuck with it until it was easy. When I jumped to the 32kg it was a big difference but after a couple of weeks I was used to it.
Best of luck,
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