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    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.

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    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..
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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