General Warmup vs. Specific Warmup, which is best?
I've been talking about general and specific warm ups with my peeps going through my 6 Week Kettlebell Coaching Korner Program of Kettlebell Berserk! -- so I thought I'd break it down in a little more detail for you here on the blog.
Do you know the difference between the two?
Is one better over the other?
Lets dive in...
A General Warm up:
Typically consists of 1-3 exercises which typically have no relation to the workout/practice that follows it.
We just launched Kettlebell Berserk! (Which you can save 85% off retail till tomorrow at 08:00 CST here) -- a program based on the double kettlebell jerk.
Here's a sample general warm up for jerks:
- 3 minutes of diaphragmatic breathing
- One kettlebell armbar per side
- One getup per side
- One (maybe two) set of 3-5 strict or push presses.
None of these are related to the jerk but -- they prep your body nicely and address all the components of the jerk like:
- Thoracic mobility
- Shoulder stability
- Strength, and a powerful hip drive.
A Specific Warm up:
A specific warm up means exactly what the words entail -- the warm up is specific and related to the workout/practice that follows it.
Using the double jerk and front squat (these exercises are used in phase 1 of Rōnin) again as an example -- we'll base the warm up on the double jerk and front squat...
... here's a sample warm up for a lifter using a pair of 32's for Rōnin:
- 3 minutes of diaphragmatic breathing followed by...
- One round of the jerk drop walk (shown in the video above) followed by...
- One set of light double jerks and front squats with 24kg (reps specific to the upcoming session), rest for 2-3 minutes then...
- One set of double jerks and front squats with 28kg (reps specific to the upcoming session) -- rest for 2-3 minutes and you're ready to rock.
That's it -- pretty simple.
All of these are specific to the jerk (well, because you're doing jerks) and address all the components required for the jerk which are mentioned above.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
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