GPT – Strength Crew #3

Hi All,

3. Warm Up – It is important to be ready to lift, also make sure that it stays as what it was intended to be which is to get you ready to lift.  10-15 minutes MINIMUM that  includes some Self Myofascial Release (SMR), full body movement, dynamic stretching and something to activate your central nervous system to get it ready to lift.  I would suggest saving the long static stretching sessions for 4-6 hours away from your workout to give your nervous system a break.  Some examples of warm ups can be found in the “New Rules of Lifting Books” as well as in the “Ask Joe” section in the Oct 2008 Archive of Joe DeFranco’s site:


Coach G