Dynamic Warmups and why we endorse it for lifters
What Is a Dynamic Warm-Up?
A dynamic warm-up uses stretches that a moving.
Dynamic Warmup are ideal as the core of a warm-up routine for several reasons:
- It activates muscles you will use during your workout. For example, a goblet squat with a band around the knees is a dynamic stretching exercise that engages your hips, glutes, hamstrings and core muscles.
The muscles involved for the main lift to come will already been engaged during the warm-up.
- Dynamic stretching improves range of motion. The feeling of tightness as you start a squat and trying to hit depth can be an indicator of tightness, a dynamic warm-up routine can help you feel more limber.
- Dynamic stretches improve body awareness. If you don’t warm-up and hop into a squat for example, it may take a while for your body to perform optimally.
Moving as you stretch challenges your balance and coordination; skills that could help your performance.
- Warming up in motion enhances muscular performance and power. Studies reveal dynamic stretching before a workout can help you lift more weight and increase overall athletic performance compared to no stretching or static stretching . If you are trying to get stronger, build more muscle, or simply perform better, a dynamic warm-up routine is likely your best bet.
Our standard routine for Squats and Deadlifts are
- Banded knee Goblet squats with a 3 second tempo on the eccentric
- Single Leg glute bridges
- Hip side to sides
- Split Squats
All for 2-3x10 reps
Here is head coach Trent, with some new members doing goblet squats as part of a dynamic warmup for squats