Thursday, June 19, 2008

Warm up...

Not a good way to warm-up

Yesterday I saw a very strange warm up routine..A guy aged 30-35 comes into gym and first thing he does is "Preacher Curls" . As i go to a commercial gym I have seen many strange things but after watching this I was just dumbstruck .

Charecteristic of a Good warm-up

  • Elevates Body Temperature.
  • Promotes mobility in Joints.
  • Develop proper movements.
  • Works whole body in multi planes.
  • Prepares for athletic movement.
  • Teach correct Posture.

How to perform warm up correctly.

My favourite warm up routine is based on Olympic exercise performed with just bar in a continuous fashion.

It goes like this (Performing 5 reps of each exercise) :
  • Romanian Deadlift
  • Cleans
  • Snatch
  • Overhead Squat
  • Military press
  • Push Press
  • Push Jerk
  • Rows
  • Overhead reverse Lunges
  • Good Morning

Things you would note is that there are lots of Over head movements like
Squats and lunges. These Would test out your balance and will provide mobility throughout the shoulder and hip complex

Also note that its not advisable to do static stretching before lifting. It has been shown that static stretching before lifting leads to significant decrease in strength.

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