Yes, 2 - 10 lbs is a pretty wide range...
That's because weighted exercises can vary SO MUCH. Think about it: increasing by 2 lbs on a dumbbell curl is way harder than increasing by 2 lbs on a barbell squat. In general, you can increase:
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What about non-weighted and timed exercises?
You got it, we need to increase difficulty on non weighted exercises too! Whether you are holding side plank, doing pushups or performing TRX rows, you need to increase the difficulty of your modification once things get too easy. The same rules apply here as stated above. If you can hold side plank with bent knees for over 90 seconds, it's too easy and it's time to pick a harder modification. If you can perform 20 beautiful pushups from the wall, they're too easy and it is time to decrease your angle. If you can perform 20 awesome TRX rows, they're too easy and it's time to walk your feet closer to the anchor point.
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Hopefully this post has given you some extra confidence to kill it in the gym! Here are some final words of wisdom before you go off on your own though:
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