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2004/01/14 14:31:15 (permalink)

Help figuring out number of sets with this problem

Hi i am using frankies routine. The problem I have is that I cannot do a warm up set and then go straight to my working set. My muscles will just not allow it. I have to warm up say 20% 50% 80% before i can start on my 100% working sets.

The problem is that I have then done 3 sets before I get to my 4x6 set of workers and taxed my muscles.

How can I re-work frankies set range to compensate.

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    shreklikedave
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    RE: Help figuring out number of sets with this problem 2004/01/14 15:08:36 (permalink)
    20% of the weight, that is too light for a warm up set!

    Having said that some of my heavier lifts i.e. squats and deads i do three warm ups then 4x5.

    If your routine is set out right you will not have to any warm ups other than the first exercise, because that first exercise encompasses all the muscles used that day.

    You shouldnt need to re work anything just do your warm up sets for the first exercise and then get stuck in!
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    RE: Help figuring out number of sets with this problem 2004/01/14 21:53:42 (permalink)
    How many reps are you doing in your warm up set?
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    RE: Help figuring out number of sets with this problem 2004/01/14 23:42:10 (permalink)
    20% 50% 80%

    so thats 3 sets then i am able to start working on 4x6
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    RE: Help figuring out number of sets with this problem 2004/01/15 05:33:31 (permalink)
    sampling,
    Are you repling to me? I was wondering how many reps you do in your warm up sets, not how many sets.
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    RE: Help figuring out number of sets with this problem 2004/01/15 14:04:14 (permalink)
    Hi yes i was. I do 6 reps in my warm up sets.

    So thats 3x6 of warmups then onto my 4x6 of working.
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    RE: Help figuring out number of sets with this problem 2004/01/15 15:15:04 (permalink)
    quote:
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    So thats 3x6 of warmups then onto my 4x6 of working.


    Unless you're lifting fairly heavy weights, 2 warmup sets on 4x6 is enough. Do one at 50% and another at 75% or one at 60% and another at 80% of your working weight.
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    RE: Help figuring out number of sets with this problem 2004/01/15 15:27:41 (permalink)
    Today I am going to be doing

    4x6 of flat press 27.5kg
    4x6 of shoulder press 22kg
    4x6 of close grip 60kg

    should is do a warm up on each @ 50% and 80% then

    Thanks
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    RE: Help figuring out number of sets with this problem 2004/01/15 16:52:53 (permalink)
    Just waqrmup on the flat presses, everything else will be warmed up from them
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