Warm ups are an important part of a training session. Warming up ensures the body is ready to train by increasing blood flow, loosening muscles, and increasing heart rate. There are two main types of warm ups: General & Specific.
General Warm Up
Each workout must begin with a general warm up. The warm up period will last 5-10 minutes; or as long as you think until you are ready. Warming up prior to a workout drastically reduces your chance of injury.
Types of General Warm Ups:
Specific Warm Up
This warm up will be used right before your working sets for an exercise. We break up the exercise in two parts. Specific Warm Up Sets & Working Sets.
For Example: Squat 135lbs for 3 sets of 5
Specific Warm Up: Squat 45lbsx5, 95lbsx5, 115lbsx5
Working Set: Squat 135lbsx5, 135lbsx5, 135lbsx5
The specific warm up will be used to further prepare your body for a set. Although not required to be added to a routine they are highly recommended.
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