Go Back   Olympic Weightlifting Forums - Catalyst Athletics > Olympic Weightlifting > Other

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-03-2008, 09:12 AM   #11
Allen Yeh
Senior Member
Allen Yeh's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 4,189

Originally Posted by Brian Lawyer View Post
Here's a theoretical question. Do we need to change up our warmup routines and if so how often?

There is the principal of confusion when it comes to working out which is definitly one of Cross fits strengths. The need to change up your sets, reps, exercises, etc. to keep your body in shock. What if you have a good 15 minute warm-up routine. Can this same routine be done indefinitly or does it need to be updated periodically as well.
I guess I do this anyway because after a few months I'll get bored doing the same thing day in and day out. Currently I'm switching between 2 different routines at the moment for warmups on lifting days, on non lifting days I'll just do whatever feels needs work that day.

I think a good way to change things up would be to vary the reps and/or do different variations of the same exercise i.e. inverted hamstrings backwards this week, inplace next week and then forward the week after...etc
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."
-Kelly Starrett
Allen Yeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2008, 09:32 AM   #12
Matt Edwards
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Springfield, MA
Posts: 225

The purpose of a warm-up is just that, to warm-up. So I believe as long as you found something you like that sufficiently warms you up, there really isn't a need in changing it.
Matt Edwards is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.