Strength Warm Up

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Published on: January 2nd, 2019
Updated on: January 3rd, 2019
This article is in categories: Fitness | Physical Training

The following are examples of warm up sets that should be performed prior to work sets. Warm up sets should be used to wake up the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints and to prepare the central nervous system for the weight that will be moved; therefore, warm up sets will need to be customized to the individual lifter’s needs for a particular workout.

Squats & Bench Press

  • 2 x 5 x 45lb
  • 1 x 5 x 95lb
  • 1 x 3 x 135lb
  • 1 x 2 x 155lb

Press

  • 2 x 5 x 45lb
  • 1 x 5 x 75lb
  • 1 x 3 x 95lb
  • 1 x 2 x 115lb

Deadlifts

  • 2 x 5 x 135lb
  • 1 x 5 x 185lb
  • 1 x 3 x 225lb
  • 1 x 2 x 275lb

Cleans

  • 2 x 5 x 45lb
  • 1 x 5 x 95lb
  • 1 x 3 x 125lb
  • 1 x 2 x 145lb

Snatches

  • 2 x 5 x 45lb
  • 1 x 5 x 75lb
  • 1 x 3 x 95lb
  • 1 x 2 x 125lb

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