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I apply the pomodoro technique while working (computer work/standing desk). That is, one works 25 minutes and takes a 5' break. Rinse, repeat.

Would it be healthy/safe to do exercises with moderate weights, like squats or deadlift during those 5 minutes without any warm up?

The intention is just to pump some blood and introduce some regular physical effort during the day.

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Would it be healthy/safe to do exercises with moderate weights, like squats or deadlift during those 5 minutes without any warm up?

It's not a good idea to do these exercises without warm up. Especially with whole-body workouts like squats/deadlift. Warm up is crucial for these.

You might be able to do some bodyweight squats/jumping jacks, but I'd avoid weighted squats/deadlift

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  • Thanks! I'll try with bodyweight exercises (I've plenty of that anyway :-) )
    – maasg
    Commented Jan 30, 2017 at 11:41

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