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Feedback on warmup sets


#1

for example I plan to lift 300lbs 3 sets 6 reps in deadlift

so I do 3 warmup sets: 1 set: 50% x 6 reps , 2 set: 70% x 3 reps , 3 set: 90% x 1 and then rest and 3 work sets of 6
is that correct?

and as for bench press 200lbs , two warmup sets:

1 set: 50% x 6 reps , 2 set 80% x 3 reps and then 3 work sets of 6

correct?


#2

Its a warmup. Unless you are competing in a meet, I wouldn't over think it. I also wouldn't start as high as 50%. I always start with foamrolling, then some shoulder prehab or mobility exercises, then a few sets with just the barbell.


#3

do whatever it takes for you to feel "warmed up"

simple as that

however if im being a little more constructive i´d say starting at 50% is too high and ending at 90% is too close to your work set.


#4

There is no correct answer. For example on Military Press I warmed up at 20lb intervals and hit a personal best. The next shoulder session I warmed up at roughly 50lb intervals. I didnt perform as well with 50lb increments. Go experiment and you'll find your answer.


#5

If you not sure how to warm up maybe you should be posting in the beginners section.