What's your warm up for legs?

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    What's your warm up for legs?


    Usually I do HIIT on the treadmill but I find that this burns me out and I have the leg strength to go heavy or rep depending on the routine of the week. Maybe a light jog and stretching? Advise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob94hawk View Post
    Usually I do HIIT on the treadmill but I find that this burns me out and I have the leg strength to go heavy or rep depending on the routine of the week. Maybe a light jog and stretching? Advise?
    There was an article pinpointing how stretches actually effects you negatively . you'll have to dig to find it. But I just do bw squats, light bike riding and that's pretty much it.
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    I read that from a few here but didn't research it. Stretching was a daily practice prior to soccer. I'll have to check out the rationale with weights. Thanks.
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    Body weight squats, hops and lunges. Same warm up all the time and works great. My wife does it also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nooshefx View Post
    Body weight squats, hops and lunges. Same warm up all the time and works great. My wife does it also.
    Agreed. Save treadmill work for after leg workout.
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    5' light treadmill, DiFranco's Agile 8, 5' or so light Prowler pushes & drags, a few hip exercises from Supple Leopard.

    Warm up for both squat & dead day takes me about 20', but I'm loose, mobile & ready to go.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatMoar View Post
    There was an article pinpointing how stretches actually effects you negatively . you'll have to dig to find it. But I just do bw squats, light bike riding and that's pretty much it.
    That is generally static stretching but doesn't transfer to dynamic or other forms of stretching
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    My warm-up routine: Light jog with squats and lunges (5 minutes), hip mobility work (MWOD) and some dynamic stretching then proceed with 3 sets at 3 reps of 40-50-60% of my 1rm then go into my program.
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    I start squatiing with the bar for about 20 reps going slow
    Then 135 doing pause squats then some stretching
    Then 225 slow squats then stretch then start my routine
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    Foam roll
    Active mobility work (probably similar to DeFranco's or Supple Leopard)
    Glutei activation, concentrated hip flexor static stretching
    Core activation
    3 x 4 @ 40,50,60% 1 RM
    GO!
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    3 mile walk to the gym
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