Happy Thirsty Thursday all. Everyone is still being safe with their health & going out to places, and not super cavalier like some folks I know. If you are, please consider others out there. Alright, today I wanted to share a post about mobility and warmups that went up on social media from me, and now I'm sharing it here for those that aren't into that type of thing.
Let’s face it, most of us hate warming up, and I’m in that boat too. It’s not exciting, it’s not sexy, but it’s necessary. For sure, no one wants to have their warm-up take much time. For some, you may only have 20-30 minutes to get something in, why would you wan to spend half to a third of that time on warming up. Here are through movements that can give you more for less time (and aren’t going to require 10 specialty pieces of equipment).
1) World’s Greatest- Hips, Hamstrings, T-Spine
I am a fine of digging that elbow down towards your front ankle and others would prefer you push the knee out with that elbow, depends on your limitations really. Also, I personally like to switch legs through the pushup position to get those shoulders going too.
2) Bridge with Reach- Glutes, T-Spine, Hip Flexor
Gotta get some glute activation and this will just make a few other things work or stretch like your t-spine, those smaller glute muscles and your hip flexor.
3) Squat to Overhead- Hips, Scaps, T-Spine
This things humbled me once upon a time…and still does. I just suck at it a little less than I use to. Some will choose to do rotations here and that’s fine too. I just figured we’ve hit that movement enough with the firs too, maybe get those scaps to work a bit more instead.
So next time you need to get loose and warm without burning tons of daylight, add one of these babies in and do 5 each.
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS