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
    Senior Member
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    Apr 2002

    Quick Warm Up question

    hey guys just have a quick warm up question. how many warm up sets do you do before working out? i used to do 3, but now i am switching to 2.

    for example, on back-biceps day i do:

    *2 warm up sets deadlifts
    2 deadlifts
    2 pulldowns
    2 rows

    *1 BB curl warm up
    2 BB curl

    is this ok? the reason why i only do 1 warm up for biceps is because they already got warmed up when i was doing back.

    the same thing applies when i am doing chest/shoulders/tri.

    i do 2 warm up exercises for chest, 2 for shoulders and 1 for tri.

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  3. #2
    Ex-Mod Jane's Avatar
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    Jun 2001
    Personally, I don't think that warming up for bb curl is all that important, considering the fact that you'll recruit the biceps heavily in your back exercises.
    "Then on leg day do squats, lunges, stiff legged deadlifts, fluffernutters, and calf raises."--Belial, training a newbie

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  4. #3
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    yeah, thats what i think, too, i just do one set with the bar, no weights. my main quiestion is how many warm up sets to do before a workout? like when training chest or back or legs?

  5. #4
    Player Hater PowerManDL's Avatar
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    Feb 2001
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    I've got a fairly set method.

    On the main exercise of a day, depending on goal:

    6, 3, 2, 1

    Sometimes not even that many if I'm going extra heavy with more than 6 reps.

    On the remainder, I'll either do 1-4 reps on a weight that's within 10% of my goal weight, if at all.
    Vin Diesel has a fever.. and the only prescription is more cowbell.

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  6. #5
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    Apr 2002
    powerman and jane thanks for the info

  7. #6
    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
    Depends on the exercise and how I feel. I have no real set method. The process is done to warm you up and prepare you for the heavy stuff. When that is done, I lift.

    I do way more than 2-3 warmups before my first heavy set of my first exercise of the day. Deadlifts I may do 6 or so warmups before my first heavy set.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

  8. #7
    Senior Member Accipiter's Avatar
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    Jun 2001
    layin up against a dumpster in a 100 dollar jumper, smothered in southern comfort.
    before the first set for any body part I do 2 light sets. For squats I do 4 light sets, just cause my knees bug me sometimes.

  9. #8
    Dead Sexy Member
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    Jan 2001
    1 light set

  10. #9
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    Apr 2002
    alright, i have another question about flax but its in the supps. forum.

    peace in the middle east.


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