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CHTHONIC
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2004/02/16 16:16:31 (permalink)
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Warmup

Just a quick question regarding warmup for any training session. Should I be doing 10 mins on a treadmill then stretching entire body before i begin each session. Is this a good habit to get into? Any better ideas?

Thanks Alex :)
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    Robert
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    RE: Warmup 2004/02/16 16:20:50 (permalink)
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    no it is not a good idea. if your doing weights don't bother warmingup on cario machines, would you warm up for cardio diong weights???? it just unnessecarily fatiuges the muscles and uses vaulable energy stores.

    do some lighter sets to warm up with, i use 30, 40 and 50% of my 1RM, and keep the rep range the same as you work sets.
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    PauliE
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    RE: Warmup 2004/02/16 16:20:59 (permalink)
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    I don't stretch before working out.

    Although YOGA is great, I've tried it myself and it's better than a massage.

    I wouldn't do 10 mins on a treadmill (it requires more work), I'd prefer to go for 5 mins. Stationary bikes for 10 mins though is a better option.
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    RE: Warmup 2004/02/16 16:21:04 (permalink)
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    It's up to you.
    Personally I prefer to warm up with the specific exercise I'm starting with.
    I don't want to waste energy on the treadmill if my first exercise is benching for example.
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    RE: Warmup 2004/02/16 16:31:13 (permalink)
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    Thanks for replies,

    Well the only reason i ask, is because i've been told by a personal trainer that it would be a good idea to get into the habit of doing a gentle 10min warm up on cardio equipment (only get heart rate around 140 mark) to get the blood flowing, then stretch whilst the body is warm before starting sets. I'm too lazy to do this usually, but do it sometimes and feel much better for it.

    Thanks again Alex.
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    GymCatt
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    RE: Warmup 2004/02/16 17:17:50 (permalink)
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    I do the same as Rogerthedog.
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    RE: Warmup 2004/02/17 02:40:08 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by CHTHONIC

    Thanks for replies,

    Well the only reason i ask, is because i've been told by a personal trainer that it would be a good idea to get into the habit of doing a gentle 10min warm up on cardio equipment (only get heart rate around 140 mark) to get the blood flowing, then stretch whilst the body is warm before starting sets. I'm too lazy to do this usually, but do it sometimes and feel much better for it.

    Thanks again Alex.



    'getting the blood flowing' as I read doesn't prepare your nervous system at all for weight lifting. they're just two different activities
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    RE: Warmup 2004/02/18 00:25:38 (permalink)
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    I have found that 10 mins either running, when i'm working legs, or rower, when i'm working upper body, does fine for me. Whatever works best for you, it won't do any harm as long as your warm up is easy and u are well fuelled. Plus, you can tell (fool) yourself you've done some cv work that week. Even better plus, you can use a back cv machine and watch the ladies jiggle about.
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    RE: Warmup 2004/02/18 15:45:38 (permalink)
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    Warm-up by doing some light lifts with the muscles you are going to be working. Do a little stretching as well to get the blood flowing then do a couple of sensible warm-up sets at around 60% of your main training weight so that your body and your Central Nervous System are prepared for what you are about to put them through. This is especially so for higher risk exercises such as Deadlifting, squats, bench.
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    RE: Warmup 2004/02/19 14:37:20 (permalink)
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    i dont use it, but i know of people who do sets of 15, 12 and 8 before doing their work sets of 6. gradually increasing the weight. is this good or bad? should all warm up sets be kept within the work set rep range?
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