It’s time add a solid strength training warm-up to your gym routine.
While it may seem intuitive to perform a warm-up routine before any athletic activity, I’ve observed people skip this integral part of training.
An effective warm-up routine has many benefits:
- Increase the body’s core temperature
- Promote muscle activation and mobilization
- Increase range-of-motion
- Decrease risk of injury
- Place the brain in the correct mindset
The routine I utilize is specific to runners who are strength training. It has served me well for many years.
As always, listen to your body and work at your current ability, knowing that progress in strength, range-of-motion, endurance, and power comes with consistent training over long period of time.