stretching/warm up ritual

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  1. delay pedal

    delay pedal Guest

    what is your guys ritual at the gym before you start lifting for upperbody and legs ? i remember mainesucks posting a shoulder rehab/warmup video and thats what ive been using, but i was thinking i could include some type of stretching also
     
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    eeeek, don't stretch. (maybe a little on legs day) just a quick warm up set of 8-10 on a really light weight then go. I should probably be stretching, i'm sure.
     
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    Do 3-4 of the exercises from Mag Mobility and do a shoulder complex.

    Depending on how my knees feel I may walk on the tread mill or ride a bike for like 3 min.
     
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    I warmup/stretch for at least a good 10-15 min before a solid workout. Start with 3.5min jog/row for heartrate boost. Then situps/pushups (20 apiece). then stretch abs/pecs/lats/quads/hammies&glutes (major muscle groups). Then a warmup set of each of the exercises I'm doing that day.

    Might seem a bit excessive, but I usually hit the weights for ~hour/day then cardio for a while. (Cardio = 45+min on the elliptical or running. Or 25min on the rowing erg). Keeps me flexible...
     
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    i completely stretch it out in a stretch cage. its super important to me anyways to get as flexible as possible.
     
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    There are some exceptions of course (hip flexors and antagonist muscles) but pre workout static stretching is usually not adviseable. I leave all my static stretching at the end. My only pre workout routine is facepulls, pressdown, upright rows and shoulder dislocations with a medium or light band.
     
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    15 minutes on recumbent bike
     
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    http://stronglifts.com/5-reasons-why-you-shouldnt-do-static-stretches/

     
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    light overhead squats before every lifting session
     
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    I do 100 pelvic thrusts in the direction of the cardio area before squatting or pulling.
     
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