I have something to admit. For most of the time I’ve been training, I suspect I’ve been doing ‘warm up’ sets too heavy & too intense, thus hindering the amount of iron I end up being able to throw around. Let me explain…
Previously, if i was to do DB curls, I would have done 8-10 reps on 12.5kg db’s, had a bit of a rest (no more than a minute), then go straight onto the 15kg db’s, for 8-12.
The Sunday just gone, I attempted (and acheived) a squat 1RM. I put together a warm up plan, that involved small reps in lighter weights, triples, doubles & singles…and I smashed what I thought would be my 1RM.
So this week i’ve been doing that type of warm up for general training, lighter, low rep sets, before I move onto the…i know some of ya’s don’t like this expression ‘working set’. And what d’ya know, I’m a lot fcuking stronger than what I thought! My 4 staples (BP, SQ, DL & MP) are about to go up in weight by a country mile!!!
I can’t believe how much time i’ve wasted! Well, it’s not really wasted…juz miss used!