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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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    How do I warmup for heavy strength-training sets?

    I know my warmups aren't very good, so I wanna ask you guys how to properly warm up. I'm asking how to warm up on the Incline BB Bench Press, just as an example. My 1RM is 120, and I stick with heavy sets with reps ranging from 1-3. So, what would be the best way to warmup? How many sets and how many reps, and at what % of my 1RM.

    Btw, I'll also be doing a jump rope warmup before doing these CNS warmups.
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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    Anthony told me that for heavy sets, use 3-6 reps as a baseline of warmups. But isn't it necessary to do more reps to get the blood flowing? Or is all that bloodflow stuff taken care of when I do my jump rope warmup before the actual benching warmup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    If your body is warmed up from jumping rope, you can go with multiple sets of 3 for as long as you can stand it (provided your form is correct, of course). In fact, you can go from sets of 3 to a 1-rep max. I do this once a week (minus the rope jumping).
    "The female of the species is more deadly than the male."

    My attempts at lifting heavy objects

    Current maxes:

    Squat 145 kg (320 lbs)
    Bench 67.5 kg (149 lbs)
    DL: 142.5 kg (314 lbs)

    ...oh, and I'm a girl.

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    E.g.: jump rope (full body cardio warmup), 45x20x2 (motion specific warmup for muscles), 60x3, 75x2, 90x1 (CNS), then work sets.

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    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    Thanks guys. Also, when I'm doing the warmups (sets of 3 reps), how easy should the sets be? Should it take effort at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    See my post in your progression thread.
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    hey, there is no jump rope at my gym, is pushups a good warmup?
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