Hunters Strength & Conditioning Blog
Does this sound familiar?
You jumped into a strength training session without an adequate warm up. Then during the session you dinged up your shoulder or felt a strain in your back. Maybe your hip started acting up.
How'd I do?
Well, you're not alone. It's happened to most hunters that lift. Hell, it's happened to most people that lift. But the thing is, it ain't gotta happen. An adequate warm-up helps you avoid those dings and strains while also improving your performance during your workout.
The warm-up needs to do three things for you:
Increase your active joint range of motion
Excite your nervous system
Increase your body heat
Increasing active joint range of motion helps you get into better, stronger, and safer positions while you lift.
Exciting your nervous system increases access to strength. Your nervous system must be primed for output for you to get the most out of it.
And increasing your body heat activates the enzymes that help you use energy. That's a very good thing.
So, now you need a warm-up that does all that for you. Well, I have that for you.
Check out the video below. It walks you through the entire warm-up we use as part of every Backcountry Ready training session.
Feel free to use it. But, please, at the very least, use the principles to create your own strength training warm up.
Here's that video:
Do this warm-up before every training session.
You'll be surprised how quickly you feel better and how much your training improves.
Speaking of training. Have you checked out Backcountry Ready yet?