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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    In da kitchen Sperkie's Avatar
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    heavy or light first?

    hmmm I've been looking at some routines i found on this forum and I got confused. Like say if you're working out your Chest, should I start lifting the heavy sets first instead of the light sets???

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    Have we come to debating training minutiae now?
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    It really depends, If i am going real heavy I would just start real heavy first. But If i am just doing heavy i might start out with lightweight. And in the end just keep in mind everything is just lightweight.
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    im not an expert but shouldnt u warm up with light weights and wouldnt that warm up count and u can go straight to heavy weights

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    I warm up with very light weight--usually 2 sets--then get the lead out.
    "When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite."

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    well surely Kromax is 101% rite ......light weight warm up is a must......i would say dips would be a better choice for warming up ur chest

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    I personally feel that heavy sets first allows you to tackle the heavy weights with all of your energy - but thats just my opinion. However now I am doing 5x5 so the weight doesnt change.

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    i agree with what monstar says however i always do one set of warmup light weight and some days i pyramid sometimes ill do light 12 reps and increase weight and do 8 or 10 reps and then increase and do 4 or 6 reps sometimes i do the exact opposite.. it just depends however i only change things every 6 weeks

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    i do a warm up.

    my warm up can include heavy warms up relative to my working weight weight.

    eg i may do a 1 rep warm up set with 20 pounds less than a working set for 4 reps.

    I like to get my body ready for heavy weight.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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