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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Dynamic Warmup/Mobility

    Should I add/subtract anything to/from my current warm-up?

    I usually start by stretching any really tight parts...
    i.e. hamstrings are commonly tight, so I do standing/touch-my-toe stretches... I reach down, hold for 3 seconds while I flex my quads to slightly deepen, then go back up, shake my legs out quickly, and then repeat 4-6x total.

    Then I do:

    20 jumping jacks
    ~50m kareoka (the thing where you swivel your hips and run sideways)
    10 Left-Right-Left-Right, etc. boxing from normal and south paw stances
    10 Leg swings
    10 Arm circles, 10 reverse arm circles
    10 Sideways leg swings
    10 Broomstick Twists (no broomstick)
    10 Squats (where I fall into a deep stretch at the bottom and spring up)
    10 Shoulder Dislocates
    10 Walking Lunges
    10 chest pump things
    Overhead Squats with bar

    ..takes ~5 minutes... Then I usually start with a heavy exercise so I do a few warm-up sets with the weight.

    I'm trying to improve flexibility/coordination/mobility while avoiding joint problems and getting my body warm. I currently do this warm-up before my lifting, cardio, or "metcon" workouts.

    1. Why don't you go read xxx?
    a: I'm poor.
    Last edited by KingJustin; 05-03-2007 at 01:41 PM.

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