How do you work up/warm up for a max lift?

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  1. Plum

    Plum Brown Belt

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    Say for deads or squats... Post numbers.
     
  2. Sonny

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    Usually I stick with singles and work up in weight.

    Something like this:

    135x1
    225x1
    295x1
    315x1
    385x1
    405x1
    425x1 Max

    I should also point out that I'm resting a lot in between each single!
     
  3. LCDforMe

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    Sonny's advice may work.

    I will usually start out with a set of 10. Then a set of 8. Then down to 5. Then I get ready for the almighty ball buster.
     
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    There are days where I may do doubles or triples leading up to a max but I usually just use singles!
     
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    CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    For squats and deads I just start at 135-245 and go up by a plate per side until I am ready to go for my top set. I do 3's from 135-315, and singles from then on up, unless I am doing a triple for my top set.
     
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  7. AdeptOmega

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    10x135
    5x135
    sets of 3 afterwards till my max at 1.
     
  8. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    Sonny gave very sounds advice.
     
  9. Lusst

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    Same here, which reminds me, I need to max out DLs and squats soon.
     

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