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Does total work in warmup volume have a detrimental effect on working set?

I use a Starting Strength type warmup for squats, deadlifts and presses:

2 x 5 x bar weight
1 x 5 x 40% working weight
1 x 3 x 60% working weight
1 x 2 x 80% working weight

(Apologies to other programs if SS inherited it, it's just where I first saw it).

However I tend to round the squats and deadlifts to the nearest 5kg, the presses to the nearest 2.5kg, thinking there's no exact science to warmups, just don't tire yourself for the working set.

So even if my work weight has increased only slightly from the previous workout, the cumulative work done in the warmup sets, or volume, could jump abruptly due to the quantization of rounding

Enough to affect the working set significantly?

Does total work in warmup have a detrimental effect on working set?

I use a Starting Strength type warmup for squats, deadlifts and presses:

2 x 5 x bar weight
1 x 5 x 40% working weight
1 x 3 x 60% working weight
1 x 2 x 80% working weight

(Apologies to other programs if SS inherited it, it's just where I first saw it).

However I tend to round the squats and deadlifts to the nearest 5kg, the presses to the nearest 2.5kg, thinking there's no exact science to warmups, just don't tire yourself for the working set.

So even if my work weight has increased only slightly from the previous workout, the cumulative work done in the warmup sets could jump abruptly due to the quantization of rounding

Enough to affect the working set significantly?

Does warmup volume have a detrimental effect on working set?

I use a Starting Strength type warmup for squats, deadlifts and presses:

2 x 5 x bar weight
1 x 5 x 40% working weight
1 x 3 x 60% working weight
1 x 2 x 80% working weight

(Apologies to other programs if SS inherited it, it's just where I first saw it).

However I tend to round the squats and deadlifts to the nearest 5kg, the presses to the nearest 2.5kg, thinking there's no exact science to warmups, just don't tire yourself for the working set.

So even if my work weight has increased only slightly from the previous workout, the cumulative work done in the warmup sets, or volume, could jump abruptly due to the quantization of rounding

Enough to affect the working set significantly?

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Does warmup total work have a detrimental affect on working set?

I use a Starting Strength type warmup for squats, deadlifts and presses:

2 x 5 x bar weight
1 x 5 x 40% working weight
1 x 3 x 60% working weight
1 x 2 x 80% working weight

(Apologies to other programs if SS inherited it, it's just where I first saw it).

However I tend to round the squats and deadlifts to the nearest 5kg, the presses to the nearest 2.5kg, thinking there's no exact science to warmups, just don't tire yourself for the working set.

So even if my work weight has increased only slightly from the previous workout, the cumulative work done in the warmup sets could jump abruptly due to the quantization of rounding

Enough to affect the working set significantly?