I rarely see anyone at my gym warm up with just the bar.
I always do for Bench, Squat, and sometimes curl barx10 for my first warm up set.
Yes sir I do. Followed by 135.
I just checked out your journal, MAN your squat PR's flew up like mad at first.
Last edited by Szust; 08-12-2008 at 05:01 PM.
6'1" 250 lbs
1155 Total (raw)
on bench i warm up with 135
I usually give it a smooth rep and then let it down to my chest and stretch my delts a little bit with it because my delts used to get tight benching, particularly before I switched to the arch-tuck style. The bar isn't enough weight.
Last edited by zen; 08-12-2008 at 05:01 PM.
'In order to alter the inertial mass of weights, you must become one with them, like a machine, the totality of your motion is as one'
I warm up with 135 on bench. Usually the same for all my main lifts.
22 - 5'10@236lbs!
Bench - 325 (old)
Squat - 455x2 (old)
Deadlift - 500(old)
Total: 1280lbs 100% raw
The key to my exercise program is this one simple truth: I hate my body.
I always start with the bar, but you have to be aware that with certain exercises, like the squat, at heavy weight the center of mass will always be the bar itself, but unweighted your body mass will play a larger role, and thus the form will be altered significantly.
I warm up with the bar when I bench and squat. With deadlifts, I start with 135.
Yes. For all lifts that involve a bar, and some that dont.
however once I am warmed up (ie after the first exercise), I will skip the bar and go to 1 or 2 plates depending on the lift.
Sometimes, I only do If I feel very stiff that day just to get my blood going.
some idiot at my gym thinks everybody warms up with 245. at least i guess he does because he always leaves it on the bar after his shrugs. i thought about carrying the bar over to the treadmill and dropping it on his feet today after he did that.
i warm up with the bar for everything.
if you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough
I do for Squats and Bench. For Squats because I like to "warm my knees up" a bit. Seems like if I don't my knees crack with the heavier weight and it helps me to get a mental focus on the form of the lift. For Bench I do it more so I can make sure the bench itself is positioned correctly for me under the bar as well as mentally prepare myself.
Don't do it for Deads though cause I'm an animal. I just go straight to 6 plates on each side...
I start w. the bar.
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
I've started doing it for bench and squat. It helps on both, helps me get ready for benching, and gets me in the groove for squating.
Age: 20 / Height: 6' 1" / Weight: 200lbs / Squat: 315lbs / Deadlift: 325lbs / Bench: 225lbs
Hangar 18 - Journal
bench and shoulder press i start with the bar
squat I do bodyweight squats
deadlifts I use about 135
Last edited by ryuage; 08-12-2008 at 09:22 PM.
somewhat what I eat...
yeah i always do...once i tried warming up with weight then the next lift i made failed badly. lol
16 years old
I always warm up with the bar on bench ususally 2-5 sets of 10-15 reps. Sometimes I'll do 10 or 20 sets with just the bar.
I start with 135 on Squats and usually 135 or 225 on deads, depending on if I squat first.
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
By your logic, your form would be different for every squat of a different weight.