A few weeks ago, one of our guest coaches, Jim “Smitty” Smith showed us one of his favourite dynamic warm ups. We told you if you gave us enough comments, we’d be back with round two. Well here it is!
A lot of people think warming up is all about walking on a treadmill, or worse, stretching. But what you REALLY want to do during your warm up is get ready for the training session to come. And that means waking up the nervous system!
You need to get your skills firing on all fours if you hope to get the most out of your workout. That means your warm up should be all about enhancing your timing and coordination. Here in BodyweightCoach World we use a lot of mobility drills for this purpose. But there are many ways to do it. And one of the masters is our buddy Smitty!
Here, Smitty introduces one of the drills he often uses to get his athletes ready for early morning training. It’s called the..
Forward Roll Into Spiderman Crawl:
Using this kind of dynamic combo ensures that you don’t stay too long in any static postures. After all, we’re getting ready to MOVE during the warm up, right?
Strive to hop quickly into and out of that Spiderman Crawl position. Your goal is to gain the mobility you need for training through dynamic movements that also get the nervous system firing at 100%.
Try Smitty’s move and let us know what you think in the comments. Also…
What’s YOUR favourite warm-up routine?
Smitty’s got more tricks up his sleeve. If we get 25 comments we’ll make sure he makes a return appearance! 🙂