A warm-up is light exercise usually performed before participating in technical sports or exercising. Warm-ups are intended to to get blood flowing to relevant muscles and to "prime" muscle memory for technical movements.

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Warm up streches with diagnosed hypermobility of joints

I have been told to have hypermobility of joints and I'm not comfortable with the idea of doing any kind of stretches unless it is about stretching a tight muscle after a workout. My joints tend to ...
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One rep max formula - why do I get tired during warm-up

I'm doing a reverse on the one rep max formula. That is, if my one rep max in a certain exercise is 30 kg, then following the 1RM = m(30 + r)/30 formula, you get r = 30(RM - m)/m . But this would ...
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Name for an exercise on chin-up bar with body rotation

I can't find info/name for the following exercise/element done on a bar. You start by holding bar and hanging, than raising legs, bending them in knees, then pulling them above the head, and ...
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I am unable to do a push-up, how can I improve?

I'm unable to do push ups. I have problems balancing my weight during the exercise. What am I doing wrong? Do I have to do specific warm-ups or is there anything else I can do to improve?
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How to reduce and make fit buttocks

By sitting on the chair most of the time during work my buttocks are growing bigger. Is there any warm up to reduce this effect?
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What happens if I substitute different exercises for my warm-up sets?

I'm doing a program that promotes warm-up sets before performing working sets at maximum weight. At the moment I do 3 warm-up sets at increasingly heavier weight, and am considering changing the ...
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Is it necessary to warm up before doing a modest number of push ups?

I do just a few push ups (10 to 20), not an excessive amount. It helps me to increase focus on my work during a day. Is a warm up necessary before doing these or can I go without?
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Is it necessary to do warmup sets at moderate weight?

My friend today indicated that I should be doing warmup sets but I've never done them before. Is it really necessary to do warmup sets? I usually row on days I do back and triceps and use the ...
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How do I train for a stair stepping competition?

I just subscribed to a up-run competition, the competition takes place on the staircase of a building. The building is 107 meters high, 25 stories, 500 or so staircases. I never been on this kind of ...
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How long warm-up before gripper training?

How long should I warm-up to secure train with the grippers? I'm asking not about general warm-up but about warm-up aimed specifically on hands. Should it be 5 minutes, or 1 minute intensive hands ...
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Why do I get lactic acid build up at lower threshholds on different days?

I'm a climber, so I'm talking specifically about forearms. I train regularly and have been for years, so I'm pretty familiar with how my body responds. As I understand it, the "pumped" sensation in ...
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How does wiggling your fingers activate your fast twitch muscle fibers?

You may remember hurdler Michelle Jenneke's famous dance where she wiggles her fingers to warm up before the race. In this interview (at 01:11), she reveals that wiggling her fingers activates her ...
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Why do my legs hurt while jumping rope?

I used to skip in the passed, but always ended up stopping after a week when I could no longer handle the pain in the lower legs, i.e. knees, shins, feet. Looking at these diagrams from ...
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Does warmup volume have a detrimental effect on working set?

I use a Starting Strength type warmup for squats, deadlifts and presses: 2 x 5 x bar weight 1 x 5 x 40% working weight 1 x 3 x 60% working weight 1 x 2 x 80% working weight (Apologies to other ...
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Dynamic stretching as warm up

I'm mostly doing bodyweight exercises at home and have noticed that I can do most exercises better after a short warm up session. At the moment my warm up consists simply trying to get the muscles I ...
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Do “barefoot” runners need a different warm-up?

I normally run 10-15 km training runs. My warm-up has always been nothing more than starting very slowly- I run the first 3 km at a crawl, really. A few months ago I switched to "barefoot" running, ...
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Is warm up exercise necessary for load-bearing and high impact exercise?

I am new to fitness and will be doing load-bearing and high-impact exercises. It necessary to do warm-up exercises before starting load-bearing and high-impact exercises? If yes, then why it is ...
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Is it good to box 6 rounds before heavy squats?

My physical therapist wants me to box six 3-minute rounds before I do weight training. After boxing I feel pretty tired and of course not 100% energized, and I can't perform 100% in weight training ...
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Warm ups for swimming?

A few weeks back I managed to pull a muscle while swimming. I'm fairly certain it's because I didn't warm up before I got in the pool and did some higher intensity swimming than I normally do. What ...
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How should a proper stretching workout look like? How to warm up for it?

How should a proper stretching session look like? How should I warm up or cool down for a stretching training? And how long should they be and what exercises should they exactly consist of? Should I ...
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How to do warm-ups before pull-ups

I searched the Internet, and most suggest that pull-ups do not require warming up. But that advice is for "normal" people and professionals, while I have a weak body. I can at best manage to do two ...
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How should you warm up for stronglifts sessions?

From the StrongLifts book: Never jump straight into your work weight, warm-up first. As an example, let's say your work weight for the Squat is 135lbs. Then here's how your training would look ...
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Best warm up for running

Trying to figure out the best warmup routine for running. I see a few articles that say you shouldn't do any stretching before warming up given cold muscles. This article for example, just states ...
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How to warm-up for the over-head press?

In the Starting Strength chapter on the over-head press, Rippletoe writes The press starts at the rack with the empty bar. After a good shoulder warm-up, approach the bar. I suppose this ...
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How do I keep my body warm between intermittent workouts?

Every year, I participate in a martial arts tournament that takes place in an air-conditioned grand ballroom of a hotel. The way the tournament works is that people are split into several divisions ...
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Is there an alternative way to warm up for lifts that is less tedious than gradually increasing the set weight?

I'm following a 3x5 weight lifting program based off of the Stronglifts and Starting Strength programs. I've been starting with warm-up sets of gradually increasing weight, as suggested by Stronglifts ...
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Warming up calf muscles for general work out session

I'm at the gym 2-3 times per week and run a standard set of machines (full body work out) to stay healthy and (hopefully) tune my body a bit. One of the machines for training the legs always causes ...
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My wrists and fore-arms hurt, what should I do?

I weight lifts daily and also do parkour and I tend to have problems with my wrists and forearms (edit: specifically it's my right wrist and my left forearm. my left wrist is completely OK and my ...
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How long does “warm-up” last?

We all know you shouldn't stretch cold, but for how long after a moderate workout does your warm-up last? Can you have good stretches more than a few hours after exercise (without having to warm up ...
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Why do my legs begin to itch during my running warm up?

For as long as I can remember, my legs will start to itch when I begin jogging. Sometimes the itching is unbearable and I have to stop. I noticed that it doesn't happen during sprinting / high ...
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What to do first, stretching or walking?

Should you do stretching before walking or walking and stretching? What do you mean by warming up? How do you warm up?
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Effective warm-up before weight lifting circuit

What's the most effective warm-up before doing my weight lifting circuit? Is it better to warm up by doing 10 minutes on the elliptical cross-trainer or by doing a set using a light weight before ...
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How hard should my warm-up be?

Kortuk and I were reading a blog post from Sweat Science that argues we should do harder warm-ups, because they increase our performance. It turns out there’s plenty of physiology behind this. If ...