Warmup Sets

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  • #19184
    Ollie Hillman
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    Hi, hate to bother you all with another question, but I’ve been looking through the workouts on the site and it seems like there aren’t that many working sets in the workouts, this one chest workout I was just looking at had 4 working sets, however Joe did do warmup sets.

    I guess I’m a little confused with not only the difference between “warmup sets” and “top/working sets”, but also how many warmup sets I’m supposed to do, how heavy I’m supposed to go compared to the working sets, and also how much effort I should be putting into them (rep range/to failure or not).

    Would really appreciate any advice you guys could give to help clear this up.

    Thanks!

    #19185
    BryceBahm
    Participant

    Warmup sets are your opportunity to begin by taking inventory, checking that all things are clicking. From there, I always approach the warmup as doing the least amount perfect reps at non maximal load to get the desired perfect contraction I’m looking for. Volume is still volume. You don’t want to waste it in your warmups.

    Warming up is a skill like everything else. It takes time to figure out. Obviously a 100 pd. Press compared to a 50 lb. one is going to take less warmup sets. Regardless, it’s always the least put in for the biggest return each set.

    #19195
    Joe
    Keymaster

    Hi, hate to bother you all with another question, but I’ve been looking through the workouts on the site and it seems like there aren’t that many working sets in the workouts, this one chest workout I was just looking at had 4 working sets, however Joe did do warmup sets.

    I guess I’m a little confused with not only the difference between “warmup sets” and “top/working sets”, but also how many warmup sets I’m supposed to do, how heavy I’m supposed to go compared to the working sets, and also how much effort I should be putting into them (rep range/to failure or not).

    Would really appreciate any advice you guys could give to help clear this up.

    Thanks!

    Make sure you watch every video I have in the “help and guide” section. I have an entire video in there going over warmup/prep, as well as understanding why it all starts with one rep…then builds into determining volume, etc. Then you’ll better understand why for MOST PEOPLE I recommend starting with “lower volume” and then adjusting from there only if you determine a measured need for it

    #19202
    Ollie Hillman
    Participant

    Thanks! Just watched the videos, making much more sense now. Appreciate the response.

    #19213
    Joe
    Keymaster

    Thanks! Just watched the videos, making much more sense now. Appreciate the response.

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