Hey everyone as some of you may know I work in a cold environment which does a serious number on my body especially my joints. I try to plan my leg days on my off days but due to my always changing schedule that doesn't always happen. When I leave work it takes about two hours for my body to warm up and feel ready for the gym and even when I get to the gym I'm still very sore and tight and it takes a fair amount of stretching and foam rolling to loosen my body up and even then my joints still seem stiff.
My question is, before I get into squats I usually do a few sets of leg extensions or lunges to warm up my legs and loosen my joints up, would those extensions or lunges hinder my squats in the sense that my legs are becoming too fatigued from them? If so is there a better way to warm up your legs and mainly joints for squatting? Perhaps more advanced stretching or foam rolling directly on the joint?
With thanks -DD-