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Old 02-06-2014, 12:59 AM   #7
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Warmups are an individual thing of course. Whatever works you should do. Whatever doesn't work you should stop doing.

That said, Like JB has said, I have found a general physical warmup for a few min enough to maybe break a sweat or start breathing heavy, before doing the specific warmups for my main exercise, is very beneficial.

For the main lifts, I generally warmup with plates and quarters, so:
bar x 5-10
95x 5-8
135x 5
185x 3
225x 2-3
275x 1-2
315x 1
etc.

I would change that if it is a rep day though. I would do the rep numbers 5s, 8s whatever all the way up the ladder.

It's interesting to me that I notice squat and deadlift warmups for me tend to be less reps to warmup, while bench and OHP tend to be more reps. I think that is because I go by my body reactions to the warmups to decide on reps, breathing heavy, pulse elevated, how heavy did that feel, etc. Haha, squats and deadlifts elevate my pulse and feel a lot heavier a hell of a lot quicker than presses do!
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