Ever heard of movement prep? Well there’s a new and better way to start your workout and it’s called movement preparation. Similar to a dynamic workout, movement prep takes your body through a series of movements, similar to what you will be doing with your workout. An example of this would be super mans, box jumps, burps, pushups, or glute bridges, if say you had a workout that included box jumps, burps, back muscles, and movement involving shoulders and chest. There’s tremendous value in this type of movement as with any dynamic workout prep as you are warming up the muscles and increasing flexibility as opposed to statically stretching the muscles which does not prepare the muscles for movement at all! Skipping an essential warm up can be very dangerous and detrimental. Think about it- would a power lifter go into a 300lb lift right away? Not a chance! The body needs a good 15 minutes at least to warm up and by spending this time warming up correctly, you can ensure a more effective and safe workout!
Here is a sample routine:
20 Walking Lunges
Runners lunge or world’s greatest stretch
20 air squats
You’re now ready to enter your workout!
My workout for today consisted of
10 Wall balls
10 box step ups with weight
30 Pull ups
20 front squats
Shoulder Side raise+Strict press
10 pushups with feet on medicine ball
1 min Bicycles
1 min toe touches