Ah, the warm ups. Some people like it, some people don't enjoy them as much, but we do some sort of warm up every class in order to get ourselves ready both physically and mentally.
But what's up with the warm ups? Beyond the physical process of preparing to work out, the warm ups are an amazing opportunity to check in with how you're feeling, shake off the rest of the day, and develop good physical movements.
Between all the warm ups across the week, we're talking about dozens of reps with foundational movements: squatting, pushing, pulling, core stability, hip hinges. All those reps add up: over a year you're looking at thousands of free reps that you can very easily use to fix, adjust, improve, and develop your skills to take your fitness to the next level.
Even after the warm up, when we break out and review the skills involved in the day's workout we use movement progressions that are meant to ease you into these complex lifts so that you can move with purpose.
Developing mastery over any skill takes time, and if you're not using the whole hour of class time to practice and master your movements, then you're leaving progress on the table.
800m run/1000m row
5 rounds of:
10 toes to bar
10 deadlifts (225/155)
1000m row/800m run
Posted by Armen.