The Perfect Warm Up for Strength Workouts

I am SO excited to share this with you!

A question that I get allllll the time is: “Should I warm up before my strength workouts?” Of course, the answer is YES!

You might be someone who skips the warm up all together and heads straight to the good stuff. For years, I did this. I would walk into the gym and head straight to my first set of the day’s strength workout. I would use the first few sets of my workout to serve as a warm up.

This works, but it’s not ideal and here’s why: A “warm up” is not really about getting your body temperature warm. In fact, you are already a nice and toasty 98.6 degrees. The purpose of a warm up is to shift your body’s metabolism from resting to active. It is also to trigger your joints and muscles to get ready for hard work ahead. Therefore, an effective warm up is designed to prepare your body to work out better and more easily.

When you begin your strength workout, you want your body to be optimized to generate energy and force. A proper warm up means that you will get more out of your very first set because your body is ready for work.


The Perfect Warm Up for Strength Workouts!

Click below to check out this brand new video that you can use to get ready for your next workout!

You’ll follow along with me for this amazing six-minute active Warm UP and then be ready to rock and roll your workout!

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Today’s #Strengthspo

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.”

~Eleanor Roosevelt

Stay strong, friend. 

9 replies
  1. Danielle
    Danielle says:

    I spent the past year working through Lift to Get Lean & it has been really transformative. Thank you! Came here looking for more.

  2. ramakrishnan
    ramakrishnan says:

    Warm up before a workout is very essential because without warming up muscles are not prepared for firing in a maximum throughput and will also lead to injury. Thanks for sharing this information on warmup movements.


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