I recently listened to a great podcast the other day talking about the work that goes into staying injury free as that is the ultimate goal. We want to stay injury free so we can further progress our fitness.
As you all have heard me say over and over again I want to make sure you all move safely, form first then we can increase load and/or intensity.
One of the key things to helping us stay injury free is how we warmup and within the podcast they described a great acronym to better help illustrate why I have you guys do the warmups and warmup sets that we do.
Prepare for the movement
Rehearse the movement
Elevate our muscles, heart rate, blood flow
Prime our muscles and energy systems for work
If we do not allow ourselves to warmup properly or don’t take care of little muscle aches or imbalances we are just asking for higher risk of injury.
I know some warmups seem like a workout in themselves or you feel like you do a “million” warmup reps before you start your working sets but this is all part of the plan to help you P.R.E.P for movement and exercise.
If you are interested in this podcast it’s a good listen with lots to offer from one of my favourite Kettlebell and strength coaches Scott Lardella.
Podcast link below: