The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member
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    May 2008

    noob question about ramping

    well ill just come out and ask it...what exactly does 'ramping up to a max set of 5' mean??

    in the same regard, what does ramping to the max or ramping to a triple/double mean?

    I have never heard this term before recently

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  3. #2
    Senior Member pottsy07's Avatar
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    im not really sure what it means either mate lol, but i assume it means working up to a set of 5 or else loading a bar with weights till you get to your 5 rep max, ill look forward to seeing other replies lol,


  4. #3
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    Dec 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    It means working your way up to those weights. If you're going for a max set of 5 at, say 300 lbs, you're not going to be doing a set of 5 at 290. Ramping up to a max set of 5 might look like this: 10 x bar, 10 x 135, 5 x 185, 3 x 225, 1 x 250, 5 x 300.

    Similarly, a max single/double/triple would be working up to the heaviest of 1/2/3 you can do.

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