Focusing on the warm up.

Posted: March 27, 2013 by CrossFit Lewes in Warm Up

By now you may have realized one of my favorite blogs to read is Paleo Secret. They have a lot of great stuff on their site. It’s worth adding them as a daily read, IMHO.

I saw a great write-up on warm ups today and thought I’d share.

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to warms ups I’ve been of two minds – the first and primary thought I have is our warm ups are a good way to warm up and loosen up to prepare for the WOD. But every once in a while, the other thought prevails… “Let’s just get this done already and get to the main event?”

But overall, I’m pretty confident that the warm-up is a good and necessary thing. There a lot of boxes out there that don’t spend time on warm ups, they leave it up to the individual to do it themselves. That is certainly not the CrossFit Lewes school of thought. Our warm ups are deliberate and structured. And more and more frequently, they include skill work that is crucial to performing many of the movements and lifts efficiently and safely. Lately they’ve included mobility exercises as well.  I love this stuff and think that is a good thing for us all.

So back to the Paleo Secret article. Check it out. It gives a nice overview of the importance of the warm up – but more so it explains specifically what each of the different the stretches and movements do for you. A lot of what is featured we do in our warm ups. Enjoy the read.

My Warmup – A Way to Stand Up Straight in a World That Sits – The Paleo Secret.

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