Pre-Workout Warm Up Exercise Routine Video

This is the warm up exercise routine that I go through before each workout. This will get the blood flowing and prepare your body for your weight training workout. Great for preventing injury and warming up sore muscles.
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Lee Hayward: Hey, it's Lee Hayward here from the leehayward.com. I'm going to go over a complete warm up routine that you can do it for your workouts. Now, this is critical area that a lot of people just kind of brush off, but its important to have you know good solid warm up, before you actually getting into your weight training and your series workouts whatever you learned to do. So, I got my own do the ritual that I'd like to follow. Now, I mean anybody who has been working out for any length of time, I'm sure you probably have your own warm up rituals that you would like to follow. But this is what I would like to do myself and I pretty much do this before every single workout, regardless of what body part I'm training. So, I just want to do a total general warm up to get the blood flowing, to get my core temperature elevated and to warm up my joints, you know for all the critical movements that I'm going to do. The first thing that I would like to do in a warm up is start off with a rowing machine. Now, most gyms have these styled ergometer rower machines and this is my favorite cardio machine by far for doing the warm up because it works in entire body, you know you're getting your legs, you're getting your upper body and you also get some poor work in those well. I'm just going to demonstrate how to do this ergometer keeps those resistances, alternative resistance all the way up through the top and this takes for upper level 10, strap your feet in and row away. Now, the thing a little bit of this is you can do a different hand positions. So, you do in standard row like I'm doing here, I can do an underhand grip, you can do a bicep curls, and then do a reverse curls, face pulls, you can do all bunch of different things. Now, if I just going to do this warm up for five minutes, I probably do a minute of each different variation. So leg row, straight for a minute, if I do the curls for a minute, and maybe like face pulls for a minute, reverse row for a minute and just keep alternating like that and you'll better count of five minutes. Again, it's a great total volume warm up right there. If you don't have a rower machine in your gym, you can use the elliptical chain. Most gyms these days have elliptical with the handle lift, with the handles that move your upper body as well as your lower row. Quickly demonstrate, it's pretty straight forward. Again, the benefit of the cardio warm up, you want to get handle your upper body as well as the lower body engage. You know that's why I'm not comfortable with the treadmill or the stationary and like to engage your lower body. I like to get some upper body movement in here as well. That's why that we're starting to roll or the elliptical. I'm going to take you into the weight room and show you some warm up exercises that I do far in my workouts. After my cardio warm up, what I'd like do now is some specific body weight exercises and some specific weight exercises to help warm up my shoulder joints, my elbows, my knees and everything else, just in help to prepare your body for the workouts. The first thing I'd like to do is arm circles, I'm just using the way of my arms. You know I probably do a 20 reps to the front and the reverse and about 20 reps to the rear and just keep alternating the back forth and if want to do more you can, but again, it's a great exercises that stretches the chest, the lats and it warms up shoulders. After that, I'll take a couple of weight plates. Here I've five pound plates, you can even move a five pound dumbbells, really doesn't matter and I'll do some work for the rotator cup. For some rotator cup rotations like this and this really important because the rotator cup is involved and it's the only exercises for both upper body and lower body. I'm mean it's a common are to get injured, sorts of what exercise, but this is injury prevention. And also, call them to the sides and with the external rotators. And again, just do a couple sets of each of hig

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