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    what do you guys think is better. starting a set from light to heavy or heavy to light.

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    I start my training with five 4 and a half minute rounds on the heavy bag going for max effort rounds with 1 minute rest and then move onto an hour weights session I find the boxing before hand, tires my muscles out so i have to work alot harder to lift 20kg dumbells, the results are that i am physically fitter and stronger.
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    IMO, use light weights to begin as a warm-up. You want to be lose for your working sets, but you don't want to have significantly fatigued your target muscles before you begin them! Although many people enjoy it, I don't advocate the pyramid loading (ex. BB Bench @ 225x5, 250x5, 275x5).

    If I am doing a set at 225 (for, lets say, 10 reps), I would do a light jog for about 5 minutes, then warm up with 115 for 5, then ~150 for 5, then get right into my working sets. Some might say this may increase the likelihood of injury (due to jumping from 150 to 225), but I have never experienced any problems with it.

    Once you've done your working sets you should be done -- unless you're doing a drop-set or something similar (which should only be done with one exercise for a muscle group, if you are doing one at all -- I don't). So ultimately, I would say very light --> light --> working weight (heavy?) --> finished! Good Luck to you.
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    go heavy to light good mix of strength and a sweet pump that being said u always have to mix it up..
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    alright thanks for all the replys
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