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SparksyIconWarming up and Hello11-10-2019 @ 12:58 
Member 6426, 2 posts
Iím a long time lurker on here having previously been a member around 12 years ago but forgot my log in details. Iíve drifted in and out of training since those days but as a 53 year old Iíve made a determined effort to stick with a programme this year. Having trained alone at home Im now adapting to training in a gym again.
And so to my question. There are some serious, strong guys and girls amongst the members but Iíve been amazed at just how much warming up some do before even picking up a bar. It seems as though a variety of bands, rollers and sticks need to be employed in various ways before even the empty bar is lifted. Iíve always approached each exercise with a few sets of 5 with the empty bar before adding plates to reach my working sets.
Am I missing out, what do you guys do as preparation?
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...11-10-2019 @ 13:05 
Has little understanding of the sport
Member 400, 21050 posts
Ah, you've finally posted! Happy

I do very little. A few lifts with a light/moderate weight and I'm good to go. I do a few bodyweight squats prior to front squatting.
FatpeteIcon...12-10-2019 @ 11:19 
Hyper obese Pete
Member 70, 15901 posts
SQ 322.5, BP 205, DL 300
827.5 kgs @ 133kgs Eq
I'm with Wayne. I do some light sets of whatever exercise I am going to do
PeteHodgsonIcon...12-10-2019 @ 14:24 
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Member 677, 11248 posts
SQ 165, BP 125, DL 220
510.0 kgs @ 80kgs UnEq
It seems to be the in thing to do loads of banded side step thingies, and glute activation shizzle, and rolling, etc. these days. I've never really done that stuff, although I do sometimes wonder if I'd be less f**ked now if I had done. Happy
SparksyIcon...13-10-2019 @ 12:45 
Member 6426, 2 posts
Iím not resistant to new ideas, far from it. If I thought there would be an advantage to a protracted warm up in terms of improved performance or injury reduction then I could be persuaded. Iíll stick with my existing protocol for now. Mind you the old knees do give me some gip-though thats more likely to be age related.Confused
jtIcon...13-10-2019 @ 18:10 
old age traveller
Member 332, 7827 posts
Post Edited: 13.10.2019 @ 18:11 PM by jt
The fact that all top flight sportspeople spend ages stretching warming up (and down) is evidence enough for me to think it is worthwhile.

Having the time to do it is another problem.
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...13-10-2019 @ 18:21 
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Member 400, 21050 posts
jt said:
Having the time to do it is another problem.

Or the motivation Grin
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