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Offline rajon

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Re: Warming Up Prior To Working Out
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2014, 10:39:09 AM »
I have a programmed workout. My sessions are about an hour long where the first 20 minutes is a fairly high tempo mufti-movement warm up. It targets the key muscles for the ensuing strength work outs for some smashing and moving but not a lot of stretching of those key muscles. I find it extremely valuable but it is really the warm up to the warm up as I do not start with the working weights programmed.


1. I get the joints moving and get my mind set.
2. I pull whichever bar I am going to use and practice the movement with an unloaded bar.
3. I get to the working weights and (usually) don't injure myself.


Offline Trev71

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Re: Warming Up Prior To Working Out
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2015, 09:33:16 PM »
When I am lifting I 'warm-up' by doing light sets.

When I do cardio (rarely) I don't feel the need to warm up.  I just go at.


Different days get different warm ups.

IE.. on squat day my warm up is:
  • BW x10
  • Bar x10
  • 135 x10
  • 225 x5

However on shoulder day it's 2 sets of overhead presses...

Really something that you need to 'feel out' for yourself.

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Re: Warming Up Prior To Working Out
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2015, 09:39:56 PM »
I run (~10 mins/ 100cal) on the treadmill and barely do any warm-ups. Usually it's less fatiguing to just jump into my work set.
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