Questions tagged [warm-up]

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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Warming up and “Greasing the groove” method

"Greasing the groove" or GtG is a training method developed by Pavel Tsatsouline, and made popular through his book 1999 "Power to the People! : Russian Strength Training Secrets for Every American." ...
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Upper back pain day after push-ups/pulls ups [closed]

So I've been doing push-ups for over six years and the first five years it was quite simple 6x20 sets of push-ups, without any pull-ups. Rarely an injury, and the ones that I had was somewhere at the ...
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Warmup sets necessary/recommended on follow up exercises?

I often heard and read about warmup sets being highly recommended before performing exercises with full working load and therefor do them myself. However now I was wondering, are warmup sets on follow ...
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What is this exercise called and what is it's purpose

Referring to the image below, the arm involved in the exercise is bent to 90 degrees throughout the exercise, as if doing hammer curls, only that the arm stays in that position throughout this ...
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Does running serves as warm up for mild upper body gym workouts?

Suppose a person wants to carry on gym work outs for an hour and the exercises he do in gym are only for upper body(hands and chest). Can running for 15 minutes will serves as a warm up for gym ...
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Why is a warm-up routine important before beginning a workout?

Three part question. Why is a warm up routine important before beginning a workout session? Should one warm up differently for different types of exercises (cardio/strength) Is it harmful to not warm-...
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How can I do a better job of warming up without wearing myself out?

I know that it's important to properly warm up before doing exercise. However, the recurring issue that I have is that I'll go through basic movements similar to what I plan on performing, attempting ...
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Benefits of different kinds of Cardio for Warmup

I'm going to the gym regularly for weight lifting for half a year now. I incorporate some light cardio (5 min) and a muscle specific warmup with an elastic band into my workout routine to get blood ...
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How much does adrenaline/warming up effect strength performance?

Warming up is important for safety reasons, but I'm not asking about that. I would like to know how much psyching yourself up and being pumped with adrenaline affects an athlete's performance in ...
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Warmup exercises before running

I am a college student and regularly run ~2k (5 rounds of standard athletic track) everyday (Although, regularity gets broken around the time of examinations or submissions for as long as a month). So,...
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When is the best time to do farmer's walking?

When is the best time to do farmer's walking? Can it serve as a warm-up exercise before squat or bench press?
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What is the correct workout order? (I.e. warm-up, mobility work, lifts, stretches, cooling down)

So here's a couple of things that a workout can consist of: Warm-up cardio Cooling-down cardio Mobility drills Dynamic stretching Static stretching Fat-burning/endurance training cardio Warm-up sets ...
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Aerobics before or after weight lifting? [closed]

As a warm up to the weight-lifting, I run on a treadmill for like 10-20 min. However, I sometimes like to run longer distances, 5-10 km, on the upper body day. Is it better to run before or after the ...
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Is it possible to do too many jumping jacks, and can I do them in rest days?

I am not good at rope-jumping so in order to warm up before my medium intensity training (some push-ups, some ab activities, etc) I do jumping jacks, sometimes up to 150 of them. I count every move, ...
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Weight exercises while taking a short break

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 ...
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Warming up without legs [closed]

I got a little excited at the gym yesterday doing barbell squats and now my legs are really sore. Not just fatigue -- sharp pain in my quads. I've done it before and I know it will take a few days to ...
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Skateboarding After Thirty

I'm a 33 year old male that has recently taken up skateboarding for the physical and mental health benefits. For the first few weeks I became cardiovascularly and respitorially fatigued before ...
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Do heat and/or compression provably aid in preventing injury?

There are sleeves for the elbows and knees which trap heat and, depending on thickness and elasticity, provide compression. They're typically made of neoprene. Ignoring the aspects of support and ...
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My trainer insists on stretching before any exercise, even warming up. Should I be worried?

He wants to start out by doing rather strenuous, even slightly painful, static stretches, mostly in the legs, followed by 10-20 minutes of cardio and then the rest of the workout is mostly lifting. We ...
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Resting muscle groups within one session

Earlier this week, I realized that I was only going to get this one workout this week. I usually do 3-4 per week. I decided to do a full body program with some extra focus on legs, and got a squat ...
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Is walking a warm up?

1) Is walking a warm up before brisk walking? if not what warm up exercise we should do? 2) Is walking a warm up before jogging? if not then what warm up exercise we should do?
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Warm-up for weight lifting: cardio or smaller weight reps? [duplicate]

I have been following a routine where I warm-up to an exercise with smaller weights of the target weight (I maintain an Excel sheet to make sure I do at least as much as last time). For squatting, I ...
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Is warmup before lifting really necessary in real world outside the gym?

I'm doing StrongLifts 5x5 for close to two months now. I'm happily making steady progress. All the excitement of lifting personal best weight every other day in gym got diluted last week. I wanted to ...
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Ideal warm up and cool down durations for weight training

In a day of my gym routine I take about 60-70 minutes in the gym. Now, out of this, 10 min (fixed as per chart) each is taken in warm up and in cool down. I do any one of cross trainer, arc trainer, ...
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Distinguish stretching from warming up?

I've recently started running and I'm having a hard time distinguishing warm-up from stretching exercises. I've read that I should do warm-up before running and stretch after running. Is that correct? ...
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What exactly does it mean to warm up?

I've heard many times that warming up lower the risk for injury, but I have no idea why that is. From the tag warmup A warm-up is light exercise usually performed before participating in technical ...
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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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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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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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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 warm-...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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 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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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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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 (...