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Before spending loads of time on mobility and movement prep, ask yourself whether it's helping you move closer to your goals, and if it's producing optimal results.
These four mobility sequences can be used as a warm up, a cool down, or a break from work.
It's time to understand the numbers. The key is to know what each is for and not to do more reps than you have to.
Your energy could be put to better use by engaging in lifts that will actually make you a better weightlifter.
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In a recent study, investigators wondered if warming the diaphragm up just like your other muscles would be of any benefit.
First, I’m going to tell you how a warm up should go. Then, I’m going to discuss all the factors you aren't considering that might have you get injured.
I used this last year to prepare for both my squat and deadlift workouts leading up to a world record squat.
Warm up may not the sexiest part of your day, but you know what else isn’t sexy? Being an immobile and injured ball of meat.
A good warm up will enable your body to get to its working heart rate quicker. Starting from cold means your body has to work anaerobically for longer.
These stretches will help lengthen and engage the major muscles before any intense session.
Don't ignore the lifts because you aren't able to reap the benefits right now. Use your warm up as a place to perfect your technique.
It appears that stretching before activity is not going to help prevent injuries. So what is the answer?
In this video, Ben Musholt demonstrates four alternative warm up exercises to the standard jumping jack or running in place motions.
A good warmup can improve your performance, but a bad one can make your it much worse. A recent study asks whether PNF stretching is a good idea before exercise.
This sequence was designed to wake up the body from a night's rest by warming up the major muscles and joints, which makes it an excellent tool to warm up for lifting or yoga.
In a recent study, researchers asked how cold temperatures and long pauses between your warmup and workout affect performance.
If you’re in this fitness thing for the long haul you need to smarten up or you’re going to spend the next 40 years telling everyone about how you can’t do X or Y because of (insert body part here).