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Old 06-18-2005, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by BradG
Just seems like a heckuva lot of sets--8.

I'm guessing tho' since you don't do the 'warmup' sets after the first exercise, you'd still do the 'acclimation' sets? Or for the next exercise you go right to the 'working' sets?
I was thinking that as well, but I think there's variables. For instance, if you don't lift too heavy, then I think there isn't a need for all the warmup/acclimation sets. Example-225 x 5 reps is what you're capable of. I would do this:

Warmup-135 x 10 (slow)
Warmup-135 x 8 (faster)
Acclimation-165 x 4
Acclimation-195 x 2
Acclimation-210 x 1

Set 1-225 x 6-8 reps

When I do all the pre-sets, I don't use alot of rest time between. Maybe 1 minute because the acclimation doesn't fatigue me in the least.

As for other warmups for other exercises, you don't need them. I never do any other warmups because you don't need them. Maybe an acclimation set is possible due to various angles, but the purpose of acclimation sets in the beginning is to prepare your joints/ligaments for the heavy load. After your first exercise lifting heavy for a few sets, I don't think it's necessary. But, say after bench you do inclines. I usually use a plate per side and rest it on my upper chest just to stretch it out so it's good and ready. So, I'd advise simple loaded stretches in between exercises to prevent a tear/injury from forming.
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