On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing my best tips on how to properly warm up before weights.
If you’re training for fat loss, you know I poo poo a lot on aerobic training.
Did I really just say poo poo?
And when I say aerobic training, also known as LISS cardio, I’m talking about slow and steady forms of cardio.
The only time I may do a little bit of aerobic training is during my warm up.
But that is rare and only lasts for 5 minutes.
One of the best ways to properly warm up before weights is:
You are following a specialized workout program designed by a professional, right?
If the first exercise in your program is a barbell back squat, warm up doing 2 lighter sets of barbell back squats.
Genius, I know.
Here’s what I want you to do.
If you plan on lifting 100 lbs during your 1st real work set, your first warm up set should be 60% of that weight, for 5 reps.
Then, based on this example, your second warm up set should be 90% of your 1st real work set, 100 lbs, for 5 reps.
Once you’re finished those 2 lighter warm up sets, load up the bar with 100 lbs and get squatting.
This will count as your first working set.
One of the main things stopping so many people from achieving their fitness goals, as fast as possible, is this.
They don’t have a plan.
Please, please, please, if you’re investing all this time and money into gym memberships and working out, do it effectively.
One the biggest mistakes I constantly see people make is they forget to also invest in a proven workout program designed for their goals.
I don’t know, maybe a proven workout program like the dream team combo of:
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.