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John
John

Thank you for sharing your knowledge, it gives me a lot of clarity, especially after reading your books 🙂 One thing that I am not sure I understood correctly… You mentioned the sport specific warmup sets for strength/physique athletes, is it also necessary for a bodybuilding program or would the dynamic warmup be enough, maybe with the addition of one warm up set with less weight for each exercise for that day?

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan

Hi John, a bodybuilder falls in the category of a physique athlete. As for the number of warm-up sets you should perform: it will differ from person to person and day to day. Do as many as necessary to get you ready without being fatigued for the working sets.

Ryan
Ryan

How should I warm up for an upper body day when a few body parts will be worked?

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan

For the first exercise using a muscle group, as per the table. For the subsequent exercises you’ll probably be fine with one warm up set.

David Hathaway
David Hathaway

Thanks for posting this. I have been recently reading a lot about warm-ups. To help with flexibility and reducing injury. This was helpful and well researched!

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan

Most welcome, David.

Rob
Rob

How can I apply a progressive warmup protocol for weighted dips and chins when my bodyweight is more then 50% of the total work weight?

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan

Hi Rob, thanks for the question.

You can’t and will have to modify or warm up with similar exercises. Bands are a way to modify; the pulldown and close grip benchpress are examples of similar exercises, respectively.