I am pretty set in my ways when it comes to how I warm up however this latest article over at schwarzenegger.com by Rob Sulaver of Bandana Training has some great info and I think I need to give this a try!
How we prepare for a workout is vital. It’s the pre-battle ceremony…the ritual of warm-up….the commencement of ass-kick.
Excellent exercise prep gives our body AND mind the opportunity to fully embrace the shit-storm that is about to commence. It also maximizes our results. Our warm-up is as much a part of our development as our training block. It will help improve our tissue quality, mobility, posture, strength, AND durability. That’s a lot of winning in 7-9 minutes.
The World’s Greatest Warm-Up is comprised of three main categories:
1. Myofacial Release(i.e. foam rolling)
2. Dynamic Stretching
3. Neutral activation
Let’s divide and conquer.