The warm up.
Well, yeah, it actually is…
With that said, there are some common misconceptions about what a warm up should look like. I’ve been the guy flopping around on a foam roller, and spending far too much time stretching and doing mobility work pre-work out. I’ve also been the guy that has jumped right into my working sets before doing a second of warming up.
I wouldn’t recommend either of these strategies.
This brings up some questions:
- Is there a need to stretch and warm up before training?
- If so, what’s a good warm up look like?
- How long should it last?
- Should you do mobility work?
- Should you implement static or dynamic stretches?