Proper warm up is crucial not only for performance but also injury prevention. Often people make the huge mistake of just stretching a cold muscle then get right into their activity. Shame on them!
Ideally you want a warm up that gets the tissue activated and ready to fire, blood flowing and limber. What you don’t want is to exhaust yourself during the warm up or do anything that is proven to reduce performance (such as stretching a cold muscle).
In the video below, Mike Beiter demonstrates a warm up sequence for the lower body. This is done prior to touching any weights and is repeated if there are still areas of tightness. Once lifting has begun, we start out with an empty bar with the goal of being able to have a full range of motion prior to adding weight.
Similar to the shoulder warm up you can view here, do this prior to any lower body work. If you have areas of extreme tightness or are wanting increased mobility, this sequence can be performed daily.
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