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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
    - Windmills
    - 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