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shocker4221
08-19-2011, 10:52 PM
:confused:I have been wondering what most of you do for warmups prior to actual meet lifts in the benchpress. Obviously you want to work your way up in weight until you feel ready for heavy weights, but at what point are you warming up too much so that it may effect your main lifts? Is this usually done by feel or percentages? thanks for any responses

kingns
08-20-2011, 01:05 AM
I like to do 45, 95, 135, 185, 225 , 275, 315, 365, 405 (shirt on), 455, 495, opener

I like doing lots of sets to get loose, but keep the reps low to not fatigue myself at all. You could do it off percents but for convenience i just do 1 plate, quater, 2 plates.....
I know some people make big jumps, and some kids at my school even start w 2 plates cold. Someone even does 3 plates cold. But Ive benched w Ryan Kennelly and he starts w the bar and goes plate by plate up to 1200 so if he can start w the bar I think we can to.

Tim K
08-20-2011, 08:06 PM
I like to do 45, 95, 135, 185, 225 , 275, 315, 365, 405 (shirt on), 455, 495, opener

I like doing lots of sets to get loose, but keep the reps low to not fatigue myself at all. You could do it off percents but for convenience i just do 1 plate, quater, 2 plates.....
I know some people make big jumps, and some kids at my school even start w 2 plates cold. Someone even does 3 plates cold. But Ive benched w Ryan Kennelly and he starts w the bar and goes plate by plate up to 1200 so if he can start w the bar I think we can to.

Starting with the bar is smart. It'll help keep you benching for a long, long, long time.