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2005/08/04 16:21:18 (permalink)
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How much to lift?

Hey guys!

I usually start working out by warming up on #10's and do a few reps of those, then move to #20's then #25's and then up to #35's. These are dumbells by the way.

I was wondering, is it bad to increase the weight like that per set or is it best just to jump on the bike for a few minutes to warm and then go right to the #35's?

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Mimic
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    Rob1985
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    RE: How much to lift? 2005/08/04 16:24:44 (permalink)
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    Upto you ultimately. A lot of people advocate warming up whilst some don't bother.

    Personally I prefer to lift the heaviest weight I can for 3 sets, so I do a few mins of cardio before hand and some light stretching.
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    Mimic
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    RE: How much to lift? 2005/08/04 16:27:57 (permalink)
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    Well maybe I'll give that a try then, I was just afraid of jumping in to too much weight right at first and damaging myself.

    Thanks,
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    RE: How much to lift? 2005/08/04 17:10:59 (permalink)
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    Always do a warm up set or two before a major exercise, or when starting to exercise a new muscle. Definitely don't just jump to the heaviest weight you're going to use with no warm up whatsoever; this is asking for an injury. Cycling, though, is next to useless as a warm-up for most exercises (entirely useless for upper body ones) and totally unnecessary.
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    RE: How much to lift? 2005/08/04 17:27:40 (permalink)
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    Also, if your work sets are six reps your warmups whouldn't be 1x25 reps with a light weight. They should be in a similar rep range to your work sets with a suitably high weightt.
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    RE: How much to lift? 2005/08/04 18:07:41 (permalink)
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    So your saying to maybe warm with my twentys and then go to my 35's?
    Thanks for clearing that up about the bike, many people have said that's great for warming that's why I was considering that.
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    RE: How much to lift? 2005/08/04 18:25:01 (permalink)
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    35s as in 35 kilos?
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    RE: How much to lift? 2005/08/04 23:16:12 (permalink)
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    35 pounds
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