It doesn’t matter if it’s cold or hot outside, don’t skip your Olympic Lifting warm up. This goes for young bucks, masters and everyone in between.
Here are three super simple reminders:
- Start with 5 minutes of blood-pumping activity like rowing, biking or jump rope.
- And follow that with a quick foam rolling series, dynamic movements, PVC and empty barbell work.
- Add in Crossover Symmetry before or after your session. Plyo before, recovery after.
Prioritize Your Olympic Lifting Warm Up to Maximize Results
A proper Olympic Lifting warm up will allow you to maximize results when you start lifting, boost power output, prevent injury and improve long-term weightlifting performances.
When you take care of your body the right way, and are intentional about your goals, you can train smarter, harder and most importantly, avoid injury.
So, get to the box early next time you train, and don’t ever skip out on another warm-up again—your body will thank you for it.
Not sure what to do, talk to your coach for more specifics!