How important is warming up?

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  1. _Kanwisher!

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    Should you warmup for every exercise or just bench squat deadlifts? How do you go about properly warming up
     
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    Well I do most of my stretches before working out for about 5-10 minutes.

    I'm asking along the lines of warm up sets
     
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    the magnificent mobility dvd is good too
     
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    you shouldn't be stretching before lifting

    stretch after - do a dynamic warmup before.
     
  6. _Kanwisher!

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    That's interesting, can you explain a dynamic warmup?
     
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    I wrote up a breakdown a dynamic warmup
     
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    Stretching a cold muscle...:nono:
     
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    While you shouldn't (static) stretch a cold muscle nor the bodypart you're about to work on... it is feasible there is some benefits to possibly stretching the antagonistic muscle to what you're about to work on.
    Joe Defranco I think suggested that stretching the hip flexors before squats might be advantageous...

    http://www.exrx.net/Stretches/HipFlexors/KneelingHipFlexor.html
     
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    I dont do warm up sets or stretch :hs:
    I figure that theres no point in wasting ATP on a light set when i can just apply it to something heavier :o
     
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    interesting
     
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    I hit the treadmill/elliptical for 5 minutes before weights...

    If you consider that warming up.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    That's one of the dumbest things I've read today.
     
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    Yeah, I don't know about all that Mike...

    I always do a 20 rep set of light weight first.. no matter what exercise...
     
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    I do at least a mile on the treadmill. Though definitely going beyond a warmup lately...
     
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    :rofl: i dont even do a mile sometimes when i do cardio much less on a warmup
     
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    dymanic stretching is STRETCHING lol
     
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    its actually one of the dumbest things posted on f&n ever and should be archived
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Archiving that would waste my ATP and I need it for tomorrows workout, sorry dude.
     
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    but a dynamic warmup isn't lol
     
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    The point of warming up is to get blood flow to the muscle group giving you much needed amino acids, carbohydrates and stuff, you know... the stuff your muscle cells use to make ATP.
     
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    I make sure and work the shoulders really well too. I haven't had a shoulder injury since I started doing a proper warm up...rather than intense pain every few months.
     
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    ??????

    Glucose goes into muscle, undergoes glyoclysis to pyruvate, pyruvate goes through krebs cycle. Meanwhile NADH and FADH2 are being made which cause ions to be pumped out of the inner mitochondrial space into the mintochondrial matrix if i remember. Which causes an ion gradient. Ions then are forced through ATPase which causes ATP to form therefore giving it to your muscles? This would be the point of warming up???????????????/
     
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    a dynamic warmup is considered a dynamic stretch for the most part
     
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