I’ve been back in the gym now for a few months and am starting to lift some significant weights [for me anyway].
I figure my bench to be in the 350-360#.
So here’s my question:
When you start getting to the bigger weights, how light and how long do you do ‘warm-up’ sets?
I’m trying to balance being safe while not wasting too much energy working my way up to the HEAVY sets.
For example, I’ve been starting with a warm up of 10 reps with 135 for a stretch; then jumping to 225 for 5 reps, then 275 for 5-6 reps, then to 315 for 1-3 X 2 sets, and finaly some three board presses in the 335# range for single reps to failure.
Am I wasting too much time getting over 300#? Anyone have a better warmup program?