“Don’t ever program a warm up that you wouldn’t do yourself.”
I don’t remember where I heard that first, but it really stuck with me when I first starting coaching CrossFit in 2019 (and, by proxy, writing warm ups for classes).
That’s when I realized I needed to do some experimentation on myself to develop my own style of warming up.
It’s tempting to skip warm ups — especially if we’re left to our own devices at home. But warm ups are essential for priming the body and mind for the workout ahead. Whenever I start out shaky in a training session, I can pretty much always attribute it to a poor warm up.
After years of absorbing ideas from other coaches and testing warm ups on myself, I now have a vault of warm-up pieces that I use in my own training and have used for my CrossFit classes. I gravitate towards warm ups that are simple, circuit-based, and on the clock.Continue reading “My Go-To Warm Ups: Full Body, Upper Body, and Lower Body”