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Hey coach, I know that this may be a subjective question depending on the lifter but do your lifters do to warmup to say about 80% of their best snatch? I ask this because sometimes I feel like I may be doing to much and wearing myself out before I start the actual regimen. After I stretch and do the burgener bar warmup I usually warmup by doing 50% x3, 60% x3, then 70%x 1. I feel that some of this may be unnecessary, what are your thoughts? thanks.

Johnny | 2011-08-06

i tell my athletes to warm up the same way daily as if they were going to lift in a contest. for example son casey would always take the bar x 3 x 2...then 60 x 3, 100 x 2, 120 x 1...his best sn was 182 kg. 400 lbs. sage would take: bar x 3 x 2, 35 x 3, 45 x 2, 50 x 1...then go from there. form a plan and always warm up the same way. if you feel that 50% x 3 is too much then lower it.....i stay away from %% on the warm up. 50% of 180 kg would be 90....that would be too heavy in my opinion. good luck
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