Here is a video of Lu Xiaojun doing some Barbell Side Bends in the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships training hall. Depending on how heavy you go these can be a great core strength exercise as well as a nice warm-up / mobility drill. Other name suggestions so far: Oblique Curls a.k.a. Hungarian ankle-Quixote a.k.a. The Stir-Fry 🙂 Check out more Lu […]
Here is a warm up drill to mobilize your shoulders for the overhead position. Matt Wichlinski’s shoulder warm up Sots Press drill. From: Matt Wichlinski’s Training Compilation
Jami Tikkanen has some foot / ankle mobility exercises for your warm-ups.
Thanks to the anonymous reader who submitted the following 2 videos. They show the complete warm up routines of female Chinese weightlifter Cao Lei, who won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Definitely something to learn from. Warm up for the Snatch: Exercises: Pressing Snatch Balance, Drop Snatch, Overhead Squats, Tall Muscle Snatch Warm up for the Clean and Jerk: Exercises: Scarecrow […]
Of course you know Boris from Squat RX – one of the best squat instructions online. If you haven’t already you should watch his entire series. Below is Squat RX #5 in which Boris shows various warm up exercises. Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness. Exercise List: arm circles hip circles trunk twists leg twists swaying tree dislocates […]
More mobility today. This time Matt Wichlinski has a couple of good drills to show. He does some Rubber band stretches to open shoulders, chest and rib cage. The ‘one armed /one legged balance plank row’ (that’s the official name) move at 2:20 will be a nice addition to my warm up. You should try it too. Mobility (Not Just) for Meatheads.
Here are some nuggets to pack in your ever increasing bag of warm-up exercises. Greg Everett demonstrating the Catalyst Athletics Standard Olympic Weightlifting Warm-up Do 10 -15 reps each direction. Exercise List: 500m row wrist circles elbow circles arm circles over and back arm rotations triceps stretch side bends torso rotations bow and bend hip circles lying iron cross scorpion […]
Here is another good upper body warm-up routine. Order Pre Warm – this can be anything just to promote a bit of blood flow Soft Tissue Work Stretching Hip/T-Spine Mobility Activation Movement Drills CNS Activation
Back in 2010 Anders Lindsjö taught a Weightlifting Workshop at the Eleiko HQ. Below are some snippets from the CrossFit Journal clips from that workshop. Here are his Warm-Up exercises one armed barbell squats one armed barbell lunges one armed shouldered barbell squats (elbow out) one armed barbell overhead squats (arm straight) one armed barbell overhead lunges also: […]