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Ramped Up Warm Up for Each Exercise?


#1

Kingbeef 5 Day 1x a Week

So, I am planning on starting the original routine, but...
do you need to do the ramped up warm up with every exercise? seems like that would take awhile, but i would be willing to do it.

thanks


#2

[quote]makeupalley wrote:
So, I am planning on starting the original routine, but…
do you need to do the ramped up warm up with every exercise? seems like that would take awhile, but i would be willing to do it. [/quote]
Just looking at it, if I had to guess what he was after, I’d say you probably ramp/warm-up the not-to-failure sets for each exercise. So…

[quote]Incline Dumbbell Press - 4x 6-10 (2)
Flat Barbell Press - 3x 6-10 (1)
Decline Dumbbell press - 3x 6-10 (2)[/quote]

Two ramping/warm-up sets and then two work sets for incline db, two ramping/warm-ups and then one work set for flat bench, one warm-up and two work sets for decline.

But try to learn your body and adjust your warm-ups accordingly. Most people don’t need to warm-up multiple exercises for the same bodypart (outside of maybe a “feeler set” or two to determine the working weight), but you might if you’ve got issues that warrant it (bad elbows, for example).


#3

[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:

[quote]makeupalley wrote:
So, I am planning on starting the original routine, but…
do you need to do the ramped up warm up with every exercise? seems like that would take awhile, but i would be willing to do it. [/quote]
Just looking at it, if I had to guess what he was after, I’d say you probably ramp/warm-up the not-to-failure sets for each exercise. So…

[quote]Incline Dumbbell Press - 4x 6-10 (2)
Flat Barbell Press - 3x 6-10 (1)
Decline Dumbbell press - 3x 6-10 (2)[/quote]

Two ramping/warm-up sets and then two work sets for incline db, two ramping/warm-ups and then one work set for flat bench, one warm-up and two work sets for decline.

But try to learn your body and adjust your warm-ups accordingly. Most people don’t need to warm-up multiple exercises for the same bodypart (outside of maybe a “feeler set” or two to determine the working weight), but you might if you’ve got issues that warrant it (bad elbows, for example).[/quote]
This.

You don’t really need extensive warm up sets for every exercise. As you progress through your workout (on a body part split) you won’t need 2-3 sets to get “warmed up” since you’ve already been hitting chest/back/shoulders/whatever. You’re already warm so one set or so to adjust to the new movement is good and then you’re right back at it.