A 5 Stage Warm Up to Prepare You for Performance
Stage 1: Answer Why
Scenario 1: You walk into the gym feeling exhausted and sore. You take the time to sit down and review your goals. You’re here right now because of one thing - you want to win. Having that in front of your eyes brings a completely different energy level and focus to your training. It is the small difference that makes a big difference.
Scenario 2: You walk into the gym feeling exhausted and sore. You put on your trainers, spend a few minutes on the rower, and mindlessly go through your dynamic stretches and mobility in an attempt to feel better. Then you jump right into it.
- Which training session do you think will be more beneficial to you as an athlete?
- Which training session is going to have more focus and intensity?
Stage 2: Answer What
Stage 3: Perform a General Warm Up
"If you approach your warm up with a purpose, your training day will reach a completely different level. Structuring a warm up is important for developing this purpose."
Stage 4: Stretch and Mobilise
Stage 5: Work on a Specific Warm Up
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