Your Short Warmup


Level 7 Valued Member
Inspired by Steve's threads I thought I'd ask how you warm up when you're short on time. Recently I've been really busy, and had some success with just armbars and a slow 24kg tgu on each side, pausing to breath at each step.


Level 4 Valued Member
My warm-up is usually some variation of:

3 rounds

10-15 push-ups

10 bodyweight squats

10 crunches or toes to bar

But sometimes it's just 20 single-handed swings per arm.

Pavel Macek

Level 9 Valued Member
Master Certified Instructor
- Original Strength Resets, 5-10 minutes, or

- Super-Joints, 10 minutes, or (most of the time)

- no warmup, just few easier sets (lighter weight, few reps). I always joke that my warmup takes approximately zero seconds. Not exactly, just approximately. Side note: GTG method is a very good teacher of now warmup.

Of course I do my morning recharge (joint-mobility routine + Fast & Loose dynamic stretching) daily, every single morning, and stretch 3 times a week, usually on variety days, or after the lifting, or as the last practice of the day.

Luckily, I have plenty of time, move a lot, and listen to my body very carefully.

Steve Freides

Senior Certified Instructor
Elite Certified Instructor
Sometimes nothing, sometimes kettlebell swings of moderate weight and volume, sometimes Cossack stretches or other SuperJoints-inspired movements, and sometimes just standing still and breathing for a minute or two.



Level 6 Valued Member
I do the following dynamic stretching before the work out.

Then warm up exercises that is part of the current training program (e.g. Halo, Goblet Squat etc. when I do S&S; warm up push ups and pull ups etc. for CC).

Main exercise. E.g. S&S or CC.

And a static stretching to end it.

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