|05-19-2014, 12:30 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2013
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: bench press
I don't mean pre-fatiguing muscles. Just "getting them going". Anyone here do that? What lifts for, and how so? If you don't, does it strike you as a reasonable thing to do nonetheless? And any other thoughts on it are welcome, of course.
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|05-19-2014, 12:51 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: N Ga Mountains
Training Exp: Started 5/2/11
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: PRs
Fav Supp: Steak
Warm up? Probably not what youre looking for. I go through the motions for squats and deads, then just with the bar.
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|05-19-2014, 02:21 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: New Zealand
Training Exp: 3
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Squat
Fav Supp: Meat, Milk,
Me, No I just do warm ups, however I hear some people do pull ups between sets of bench press to make the benching easier.
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|05-19-2014, 03:10 PM||#4|
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: New York..
Training Type: Bodybuilding
Fav Supp: Food
I understand what you are asking. On top of my normal warm-up routine, I always like to activate my central nervous system with an explosive movement or something dynamic.
Here are a couple examples:
1. Squats - seated box jumps, box jumps, knee tuck jumps
2. Deadlift - seated box jumps, med ball overhead throws, broad jumps, hip hinge vertical jump
3. Bench Press - Med Ball chest throws, mb chest slams, bench plyo push ups
4. Overhead Press - various med ball throws
These are usually done after my warm-up. I find this helps wake me up just a bit more and get the movement I'm working on that day prepared.
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|05-19-2014, 03:27 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: North West England
Training Exp: 2+ Years
Fav Exercise: BTNPP
Fav Supp: Beef
I think it can be a useful thing provided people don't go so far as the pre-fatigue thing. I use it most training days just with a mini-band. Getting glutes firing recently with squats after sitting around all day seems to have made a difference.
Squat: mini band doubled around the knees and do a few squats/sit in the bottom of squat/some hip abduction reps.
Bench: use a band around a pole one end in either hand and go from shoulders forward to shoulders back with external rotation, so basically the position you would be in on the bench.
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|05-19-2014, 03:44 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: London City UK
Training Type: 5x5
Fav Exercise: One arm dumbbell rows.
I don't do any warm ups. I just aim for 5x5 with the given weight and keep going workout after workout until I get stronger and hit that 5x5.
With military press though, I like to do a couple of reps with the bar, (standard bar) just as you say to get the muscles fired up.
I feel it helps, mainly because OHP I find to be quite an awkward movement, and if I launch straight into it with full weight it doesn't work too well.
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