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mark
05-31-2006, 03:28 PM
How many of each of the movements do you do? There's a numerous amount of exercises there. What should a person realistically do to successfully warm-up for squats?

In other words.... in the Dynamic Warmups section of Cressey's article, he lists 4 exercises. Under the Motor Control Exercises, he lists 5 movements. I'm assuming that you wouldn't need to do ALL of these at each session, so what would you do to assure that you are ready to continue into your routine?

Tony
05-31-2006, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by mark@May 31 2006, 10:28 AM
How many of each of the movements do you do? There's a numerous amount of exercises there. What should a person realistically do to successfully warm-up for squats?

In other words.... in the Dynamic Warmups section of Cressey's article, he lists 4 exercises. Under the Motor Control Exercises, he lists 5 movements. I'm assuming that you wouldn't need to do ALL of these at each session, so what would you do to assure that you are ready to continue into your routine?
I used to do 4-5 movements for my lower body warm-up. This was when my hips were messed up and my glutes weren't firing properly. Now I do only two. I know this is vague, but do as much as required so that your very first set of squats feels good. For some, it may take 2 movements, for others it may take 6.

FWIW, my warm-up consists of 3x12 of parallel body weight box squats with band around my legs, and 3x12 of BW low box squats with the band. If that's not enough, sometimes I'll add some light weighted box squats.

Christine_99
05-31-2006, 04:07 PM
Mark, thanks for posting this. Is the article you are talking about on the web? Can you provide a link? I'm interested in reading it.

Thanks :)

mark
05-31-2006, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by Christine_99@May 31 2006, 09:07 AM
Mark, thanks for posting this. Is the article you are talking about on the web? Can you provide a link? I'm interested in reading it.

Thanks :)
Here ya go....

Get Your Butt In Gear - Part I (http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=495189)
Get Your Butt In Gear - Part II (http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=497495)

Christine_99
05-31-2006, 04:25 PM
Thanks Mark :cool:

donnajo
05-31-2006, 04:30 PM
Good article. I had to do a lot of that stuff because I was so hamstring dominant. I really had to teach my glutes to fire. It really made a difference. I have kind of been neglecting it and need to start incorporating it more in my training. But isn't that normal. Don't we all want to go straight to the fun stuff. :)

smuggie
05-31-2006, 04:34 PM
I do quite a few dynamic movement and hip mobility drills as part of my warmup. But that's because I suffer from lack of mobility in my left hip. I have a whole repertoire of moves I choose from.

I use two glute activation moves per workout.

Erik
05-31-2006, 05:05 PM
I probably doing 6-8 movements; one set each. But they're not all glute activation movements, just general dynamic warm up moves.

Kristy
05-31-2006, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 31 2006, 09:05 AM
I probably doing 6-8 movements; one set each. But they're not all glute activation movements, just general dynamic warm up moves.
Same here.

Lynny
05-31-2006, 10:17 PM
Thanks Mark for posting this!

Robben
06-01-2006, 02:32 AM
Mark can a person wear white pants when doing hip mobility drills? What would be the best color to wear? :funny:

Erik
06-01-2006, 02:36 AM
Originally posted by Robben@May 31 2006, 10:32 PM
Mark can a person wear white pants when doing hip mobility drills? What would be the best color to wear? :funny:
:lol:

janey
06-01-2006, 02:56 AM
Originally posted by Robben@May 31 2006, 09:32 PM
Mark can a person wear white pants when doing hip mobility drills? What would be the best color to wear? :funny:
:funny:

smuggie
06-01-2006, 03:07 AM
I just saw that white pants thread.

How freakin' lame. :rolleyes:

mark
06-01-2006, 04:19 PM
Originally posted by Robben@May 31 2006, 07:32 PM
Mark can a person wear white pants when doing hip mobility drills? What would be the best color to wear? :funny:
That seriously made me laugh out loud when I read it. :lol:

donnajo
06-01-2006, 04:30 PM
Who said anything about wearing pants? :rolleyes: Especially when there are so many other options. I prefer the Jane Fonda striped leotard with the thong. :funny: