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hevyist weight for 3 sets or drop weight?

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2004/01/07 10:30:01 (permalink)

hevyist weight for 3 sets or drop weight?

when i do any exercise i always start with the heveyist then each set drop the weight. is this right or should you do every set with the heavy weight? im a 23yo male 160lb tryin to bulk up. thaks for any info.
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    PikeKing
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    RE: hevyist weight for 3 sets or drop weight? 2004/01/07 10:39:21 (permalink)

    I would either stick with the same weight for 3 sets or start lighter and increase the weight each set and a lower the reps.
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    RE: hevyist weight for 3 sets or drop weight? 2004/01/07 10:42:42 (permalink)
    Yeah, I was under the impression you should increase the weight or stick at the same one in the same session.
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    RE: hevyist weight for 3 sets or drop weight? 2004/01/07 11:32:32 (permalink)
    If the whole point of your training is to push your body through it's current limits then lifting progressively heavier weights for full sets in the run up to your heaviest set will negatively affect your ability to lift the heaviest weights possible in your heavy set and therefore affect your ability to push your body beyond your limits.

    I would recommend warming up thoroughly and then blasting out your heaviest set, then reducing the weight to further fatigue the target muscle group. Remember though that a warm-up is exactly that... a warm up! that does not mean going all out or feeling fatigued at the end of these sets and they should let you feel fresh going into the heavy sets that matter.
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    RE: hevyist weight for 3 sets or drop weight? 2004/01/07 13:12:30 (permalink)
    IMO bencher is spot on.
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