Progress faster and stay injury-free with this pre-workout drill.
Michael Schletter, C.P
Although it's often neglected, the warm up is a quick and easy safeguard from any injury. The perfect warmup has five elements that are essential to maximize the benefits from a workout.
Dynamic mobility is the body’s ability to move in multiple directions safely. Think of “mobility” as a combination between flexibility and strength. Dynamic mobility gently increases your range of motion, thus preventing injury.5 Flexibility Marks Every Man Should Hit>>>
Think of this like turning on your car before heading out for a drive. You need to turn on the parts of your brain that control the motions you’ll be doing in your workout. Why warm up with squats if you’re bench-pressing? Doing some pushups is a better alternative, plus they'll give you a little volume to stimulate muscle growth as well as strength increase.
In order to keep the joints healthy, your muscles need to be reminded that the ligaments and tendons they work with are elastic, and they won’t tear as long as form is good and the weight is appropriately heavy (or light) for the exercise being performed.The Fit 5: Joint Pain & Weakness>>>
Perform all moves in succession without resting in between.1. Foam Roll: 2-3 minutes, focus on hamstrings, lats, and mid/lower back2. Overhead Squat: 1 set, 10 reps3. Jump Rope: 1 minute4. Pushup: 1 set, 15 reps5. Chinup: 1 set, 5 reps