Some people firmly believe your warm-up should cater to the specific activity you’re doing, as opposed to something more generic and broad. Thus, if your programming for the day relies largely on speed, explosiveness, and power, your warm-up should reflect that. Such is definitely the case for Olympic weightlifting, and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet has the answer: jumping!
You’re bound to reap the benefits from any number of jumping exercises, from broad jumps to tuck jumps to box jumps and beyond. The point is to build tension at the bottom, release as you head upward, and get some serious air. While strength-building is indeed a part of this exercise, it’s especially about learning how to be fast and springy — something we athletes tend to underestimate in our daily programming. Check it out!
Got some hop? Love to program some jump especially before lifting as it is a great way to wake up the nervous system and build some athleticism…. also the higher or longer you jump the more higher the power output which correlate to overall strength! “ Give yourself a favor and jump a little more do you don’t overload yourself with heavy lifting all the time ?? @clbnation link in bio
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