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If I'm doing 3 sets of 10, is it best to do (for example): 1 set 135lbs, 2nd set 175lbs, 3rd set 225lbs or all 3 sets at 225lbs?
This post was edited by ChopNole20 2 years ago
It really depends on the lift. What lift are you talking about in this case?
I would warm up with 135 and 185 but only do 1-3 reps just to get use to increase in weights. Also depends on what your max is in that exercise.
This post was edited by Boner 21 months ago
Sorry, about that. I'm referring to the squat. I wasn't sure if I should go heavy on all 3 sets for 10 reps.
Pick one, do it for a week.... then switch it up the next week
One of the best things you can do for your body is not do the same thing all the time
So go all heavy one week, then the next week go to 4 sets of 25 or something like that
Just my advice
I do a lot of air squats too when running sprints, that will kick your ass my friend
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This. Although it may depend on your goals. For strength purposes, working sets which are not in overload territory are a waste of glycogen.
So you are saying your body will get use to the same routine. It does not, your body doesn't know how much weight you are lifting, if you are reaching a plateau, then change the rep range or low weights for week or two.. No reason to do something different every week, progress won't be made as fast.
Take into consideration your goals. Power: 1-5 reps per set and focus on concentric speed. Strength: 2-6. Hypertrophy: 8-12.
you have a lot to learn young man
Cross-Fit, easily the best workout system in the world right now and best training for athletes is based on changing your workouts pretty much everyday
But do you pal
Thanks for the feedback. So, going heavy every other week will confuse the body?
I work in the OR often with orthopedic surgeons and they've noticed an increase in injuries due to Crossfit. Since a lot of the motions use speed, explosive movement, and sometimes momentum, the combination equals people lifting more than they should. I tried Crossfit, but for the reasons mentioned, I've gone to a more traditional routine with some boot camp elements.
Yeah and those that get hurt are the people that can't handle it lol
Its for great athletes only really, not just anybody
Thanks for the advice doc but you don't have a freaking clue
Also lmao at lifting more than you should, you barely ever lift weights on cross fit, and personally the only thing I do is squats in terms of weight lifting
This post was edited by NoVaNoles 2 years ago
Good job linking an article that is for fat loss on cardio machines.
are you really this ignorant ? you want more links ?
Here you go, educate yourself moron
Forging Elite Fitness. CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. The CrossFit Program was developed to enhance an individual's competency at all physical tasks. Our athletes are trained to perform successfully at multiple, diverse, and randomized physical challenges.
wow so much bad advice ITT
Ill make it big for you so you don't miss it
OUR ATHLETES ARE TRAINED TO PERFORM SUCCESSFULLY AT MULTIPLE, DIVERSE, AND RANDOMIZED PHYSICAL CHALLENGES!!!!
Cross-fit is bad advice ?
no I was referring to the "confuse your muscles" advice. broscience. the way you hypertrophy muscles is through progressively overloading them with increasing weight through time.
I guess knowing his goals is really key to answering this question. if he is going for overall cardio health and/or improve himself athletically then crossfit is fine. If he is trying to get big and strong and grow muscle then the whole "confuse your muscles" broscience is BS.
and to answer the original OP: lift heavy, and lift progressively heavier if you are trying to grow muscle and/or increase strength. if you can squat 225x10 then 135 and 185 are warmup weights. If you want to induce your muscles to get bigger and/or stronger, and you are capable of lifting 225x10 on all 3 sets, do it. And next workout 230x10 on all 3 sets, and so on and so forth.
you would have him squatting sets of 25 pounds if he can do 225x10? for real? yes that is horrible advice and borders on useless, ridiculous, and any other descriptive word.
I am not getting into a long argument about this in the middle of the workday, but just saying my piece. take it or leave it.
You haven't explained to me why such a wide range of rep ranges each week for you is beneficial.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Boner 21 months ago
This guy knows what he is talking about.
lmao at what you took from my posts
surrounded by fools around here
When did I say lift 25 pounds lol ?
Cardio health ? crossfit ? are you serious, cross-fit has made me stronger in every aspect of either weight lifting or running, or stretching or core or whatever
Get a clue, you guys are hilarious
Building up big muscles is also retarded unless you want to be a body builder, I laugh at every jackass I see who has his muscle milk ready and super huge muscles but can't even wipe his own anus
Being huge and strong in terms of lifting weights doesn't do anything for you but break you down when you get older as your joints start to fall apart
This is why the military has pretty much crossed over to cross-fit type training
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by NoVaNoles 2 years ago
How does being huge and strong do nothing except in terms of lifting weights. Now you are going to tell me that Crossfit teaches "functional strength" and weightlifting does not.
you've already forgotten what you posted. you said 4 sets of 25 in your first post -- scroll up.
who do you think will be stronger and bigger? some one who strength trains or someone who does crossfit? OK then. obviously you want to be fitter, and not stronger and bigger, and more power to you. thats fine.
but the whole "confuse your muscles" is broscience.
25 reps you dufus
Stronger ? lol, cross fit all day long
The full body strength developed in cross-fit is unmatched
Who gives a shit about being bigger ? does that make you more of a badass ? lmao, nope!
I would bet you money that Im stronger than you in almost everything, maybe not bench press but who cares about that ? nobody expect frat boys and idiots
All the bench does is destroy your shoulders, so keep at it my friend
Ill stick to the best workout on earth
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