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warmup sets

Post by fqqs » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:17 pm

for example i am to front squat 3x5 rep the same wieght. my warmup is sth like:

5-8 x 50%
3-5 x 70%
1 x 80%

sth like this is ok?

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Re: warmup sets

Post by Jungledoc » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:41 pm

Sure, why not? The important thing is that you do it. You may want to try doing more small steps, like:

Barx10
95x5
115x3
135x3
155x1
175x1

Or whatever. Just go by feel. Try different things and see how it goes. No real rules, just do it. If you do too many warm-up reps you may be tuckered out by the time you get to your work sets. If you do too few, you won't lift as well as you could. I like having some singles close to my work sets.
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Re: warmup sets

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:41 am

I used to worry about precise warm ups.
Now I do what is convenient, plate wise, and gets the job done

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Re: warmup sets

Post by KenDowns » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:33 pm

Oscar_Actuary wrote:I used to worry about precise warm ups.
Now I do what is convenient, plate wise, and gets the job done
Same here.

Go by feel. If the first working set seems very heavy but you know you can do it, there were probably not enough warm-ups. If the first working set makes you feel tired out, like you peaked already, there were probably too many warm-ups.
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