Since it’s starting to get cold out, it might be time for you to consider executing a general warm up before your training sessions. If you’re not currently using one, or are unsure of what to do, I’ve created a video for you, that also focuses on some of the most common problem areas I see on a daily basis.
A well structured warm up can help you:
1. Improve upon the mobility of and prepare, both the joints and muscles you’re going to train.
2. Increase your central nervous system activity. (this coordinates and influences the activity of all parts of the body)
3. Psychologically allows you to prepare for the training ahead, without generating unnecessary fatigue.
- You can perform this after your workout, everyday, or whenever you choose. It doesn’t have to be looked at as solely a warm up routine.
- A general warm up (like the video below) can help prepare you for a more specific warm up, or the sets you perform before the exercise you’re using, usually with progressively heavier weight.
- Everyone has different goals and training programs, along with varying amounts of mobility, strength, experience and other unique needs and wants. While the structure of this warm up will be beneficial to many people, it may not be optimal for others. However it should serve as a valuable structure for many.
Let me know if you have any comments or questions at all, and I will answer you specifically. Thank you for watching!