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Old 11-27-2012, 19:42   #10
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Originally Posted by Detectorist View Post
Bob, looks like you like to warm up with high reps. I do the same. I can't imagine how some lifters can warm up just doing sets of 5 or less..
My warmup looks something like this:

45 -5x3
135 x5
185 x3
225 x2
275 x1
325 x1

I Can't do a bunch of higher reps then squat a working set for 5x3.

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Originally Posted by BCR View Post
Keep in mind as the weights get heavier the warmups are used to get accustomed to the weight.

High reps get the blood flowing and loosen you up, but can also waste energy.
Yup. If I tried 275 x5 before moving on, I'd be about useless afterward.
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