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    Should first sets be the easiest

    Why does my training partners sets get easier for her when come the end of my third set of 14 reps (on any exercise) my muscles have nothing left to give. Is it due to endurance, body type, muscle composition? We are both new to resistance training and I would consider us to be on a level for our CV fitness.

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    Maybe your trying harder. Maybe one of you should use more weight.
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    I dunno...

    I seem to have to take the first set and work out the kinks, so to speak. I HATE the first set. It takes my body a couple of sets to get fluid.

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    Found that with my training partner "Emmie".

    I always start off with the weight i did the previous week plus a little more if i'm in the right state of mind, then ill try and do the same for the second and 3rd sets, usually finding that i have to drop my weight on the 3rd set and sometimes the second.

    However my training partner takes an educated guess at the weight he does for his first set the seems to increase it (regardless of the exercise) on each set, HOWEVER, he does take proBURN and creatine which i guess is gonna help with lactic acid buildup and energy/motivation.

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    I sometimes experience that - my first set with a weight of X i can get Y amount of reps. The on the second set, again with weight X i can get Y + 1 or Y + 2.

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    A lot of people including myself get their best lifts on set 2 or 3. This is due to the CNS being fired up or in other words warmed up.
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    Or in MY case, geting the rickety old bones oiled up...

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    If you're saying you're pooping out at the end of your 3rd set of 14 reps, I would guess that your muscles are so pumped with blood that they're incapable of continuing to forcefully contract. (Sorry for the big long run-on sentence.) Am I taking your post correctly? If your partner is doing better at it than you it may be due to a better genetic predisposition for that type of workout, or your partner may not be getting as much of a pump. I hope I've summarized your post correctly.

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