The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

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
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2

    WBB #1 Noob Questions

    I have been lifting for last 13 weeks in an effort to improve my health. I've lost 27 pounds so far (on my way to 60-65). I have been doing the Body-for-Life workout, which is alternating upper and lower body workouts. I typically walk briskly on the treadmill for about 5 minutes before I start lifting. I progressively lift heavier through my sets. I do little to no stretching during or after my workouts.

    I want to start the WBB #1 workout on Monday. My questions:

    1. Most of the exercises on WWB #1 are 2 sets of 6-8 reps. Should I do a lighter set or sets before lifting heavy? How many sets? Reps?

    2. I know that that stretching before my workout isn't the best idea. I've read other threads here that state that others have been stretching after their workout with good results. Should I stretch after (or during) my workout?

    3. I really don't know anything about stretching. Can someone provide me some info or a link to something that would help me out?

    Thanks.

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!


  3. #2
    Senior Member fury's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    83
    i dunno where u get stretchin before is a bad idea.. u dunt strech ur legs before squats, u will prolly pull ur groin or hamstring, u dun strech before doin bench, u mite hurt ur rotator cuff..as far as i kno u should stretch before and after, but if u can only do one, then stretch afterwards..
    18 years old
    ball player
    6'8
    goal: 215 by march

    late october 2006 weight: 191
    nov. 29, 2006 weight: 200

    My journal http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86115

  4. #3
    DeaTH BeFoRe WeaKNeSs sCaRz*Of*PaiN's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    My Head
    Posts
    6,112
    You don't want to stretch cold. If you're going to stretch, do a few very light warm up sets and then stretch after you get warmed up. And then proceed like normal.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

  5. #4
    Former Fatass Unreal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    SLC,UT
    Posts
    3,084
    To answer your question on WBB1, that is two working sets of 6-8 reps. Warming up in not included. How much warm up is up to you. lets say I squat 275 for my two working sets, I would do something like.
    10x45
    8x135
    6x225
    Then move onto the working sets.
    Nick V

  6. #5
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Unreal
    To answer your question on WBB1, that is two working sets of 6-8 reps. Warming up in not included. How much warm up is up to you. lets say I squat 275 for my two working sets, I would do something like.
    10x45
    8x135
    6x225
    Then move onto the working sets.
    Thank you. This is exactly what I was looking for for #1.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •