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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    "Work up to -- sets max reps.."

    Hey guys I just started trying the Westside workout and I'm a little confused as to what it means when it says "Work up to 3 sets of max reps.." or something similar.. anytime it says "work up to.."

    Does it mean you do like 5 sets of lesser weight leading up to those 3 sets?
    How do you determine where to start and how many warm up sets to work you up to your target weight...?

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    SFW! drew's Avatar
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    Just work up. Start with a warm up and work up to a max. Start at 95 or 135 and take 20-50 lb jumps until you get to your max sets. Try to get in about 5-6 sets working up each one before you hit the target weights.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    TJW Keith's Avatar
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    If you don't know how to work up to a rep max, I'm not sure Westside is for you. Post your maxes of your big 3 and we can help you with working up to them with the appropriate weight and reps to give you a proper warm-up but not too taxing.
    Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185

    Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045

    People need to quit ****ing asking what they need to do, exercise wise, until they reinforce their technique - Dave Tate

    The never-ending pursuit of becoming Strong(er) - My Westside journal

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