It has been said for hundreds of years, “You’ve got to warm up before you participate.” What does it mean to “warm up” though, some think it may just be working up a sweat, others may believe it is 10 minutes of static stretching. All theories are generally acceptable, but here we will define and stress the importance of a sound “warm-up” session, describing the importance of each sub section in our movement preparation.
Prior to many of our movement sessions we will first go through our soft tissue and pillar preparations, to engage our pillar. The pillar is the base of all of our movements, a weak pillar will translate to poor movements and increase your risk of injury. We will cover Pillar Prep in one of our upcoming blogs, so stay tuned!
Below you will find a sample movement prep routine that we take our athletes and general population through. The program below should take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. We have provided some links as examples – but keep in mind, these are all movements we can properly introduce you to during any of our Breakfast Clubs or at any of our facilities. Come join us, contact your Program Manager to find out how.
4 Components of Movement Prep
Muscle Activation (using a mini band above knees and at ankles)
Base Position Glute External Rotation
Worlds Greatest Stretch
Worlds 2nd Greatest Stretch (inchworm)