Ok, So I’m officially in week 1 of my program. I started out getting used to my exercises and finding my weight for work sets, but I feel like I don’t have the right approach to my warm up sets. I was wondering if I could get some help and pointers. I don’t know if I should be doing more reps with less weight, more weight with less reps or somewhere in between for warm up sets. Or does it depend on the exercise?
For example, my program has two warm up sets and two work set. First work set is 6-8 reps and second is 10-12 reps. For bench I currently am doing 155 and 135 for the two work sets. What would be reasonable for the two warm up sets before that? For reference, today I did 10 reps at 95 and 115 for my warm up sets.
Another example I have is that I am doing slight decline overhead dumbbell tricep extensions. My weights are 25 and 20 for the two work sets respectively. What would reasonable warm up sets be? For reference, I did 10 reps with 10lb for both warm up sets.
***In any of the work sets, if I get the max reps (i.e., 8 or 12) with that weight, then I move up in weight next workout.