weight lifting question

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  1. Jig Saw

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    Should I start out with more weight on my first set and then lighter weight on the last two sets? I've been doing it the opposite but by the third rep i am pooped and can't seem to do it.
     
  2. sleepi

    sleepi New Member

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    just keep it heavy through all sets...or if you don't want to go from light to heavy, heavy to light sucks cack
     
  3. Jig Saw

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    just to make it clear i'm talking about progressivley adding weight (5-10lbs usually max) with the last set being the heaviest i can do at that number of reps i'm currently doing vs starting out at the heaviest and progessivley going down 5-10lbs
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    I do both actually. I start with a warm up and do a set or two building up to the heaviest I intend to go. Then from there, I progressively move back down in weight to warm down from the exercise so I can move onto the next one.
    It has worked for me thus far.

    Like for shoulder press with db's I will go warm up with 40's for a set of 10-12 reps. Then I move to the 80's for a set of 10 reps. Then upto the 100's for a set of 8 reps. Then down to 60's for 8 reps.

    Weird perhaps, but I like it. It gives me a good warm up before starting to go heavy and allows me to cool down instead of finishing with the heavy weight.
     
  6. iceburgslim

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    If you lift a heavy weight first it will make subsequent lower weight reps easier to lift. When you lift a heavy weight your body thinks "I have to get ready to lift more of this weight" and thus you'll be able to go heavier, easier.
     
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    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    the most important thing is that you feel the rip at the end of your reps
     
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