Your Warm-Up Is Killing Your own Workout… and Gains – T NATION

An Exaggerated Warm-Up Isn’t Helpful

I don’t know when the lengthy warm-up became a thing, but it’s gotten out of hand. You know the type. It’ll last as long as the actual workout because it contains an aerobic phase, self-myofascial release, mobility drills, activation drills, movement patterning, plus enhanced blood flow work before the training even begins!

It’s almost heresy to say that you warm-up simply by doing lighter sets of your first movement of the day. (You understand, how most very successful lifters did it prior to the internet. )

The problem? Besides being a time suck, excessive warm-ups can actually decrease the benefits of your workout and may even increase the potential for injury. Here’s why.

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