Are you Screwing Up your Warm Up?

The warm up.

Simple, right?

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?

Check out this article by Steve Hall for the rest of the details!

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