While it only lasts about 2 and 1/2 minutes, it is brutal.
Unfortunately for our athletes, I believe it is one of the best warm-up routines you could ever perform prior to a training session.
What is this "band warm-up", and what makes it so great / brutal?
- Front Raise x 10
- Overhead Press x 10
- Goodmorning x 10
- Squat & Press x 10
- Side Lunge & Press x 5 each leg
- Reverse Lunge & Press x 5 each leg
Why It Is Great:
- It is only 2 and 1/2 minutes
- It incorporates overhead movements (which improve core stability and shoulder retraction)
- It incorporates single leg movements (which address muscular imbalances)
- It utilizes accommodating resistance (via the MTS bands)
- It is only 2 and 1/2 minutes (which is 1 and 1/2 minutes shorter than our 4 Minute Warm-Up)
Why It Is Brutal:
- There are no breaks
- You are using MTS Bands
I have enclosed a sample video of me performing "The Band Warm-Up."
I have to admit that I did my best to avoid embarrassment on the internet by acting as if I was not completely fatigued by the end of the routine.
For those of you that would question how hard this warm-up actually is, I invite you to try it.
(Unless, of course, you are "that guy" who usually warms-up by taking a 5lb dumbbell and swinging it around for five minutes. If you are "that guy", I highly recommend that you consult your physician before trying this.)