This Post originally appeared at JasonFerruggia.com
One of the often overlooked aspects of training is the warm-up, or what I like to call “Activation and movement preparation”.
For many years we have used a simple yet effective and efficient pre-workout routine to get folks primed for a great training session. This is our 5-step sequence.
1. Soft Tissue drills (2-3 minutes)
Foam rolling has become mainstream and anyone who has ever got on a roller will attest that it can be quite addictive.
We keep it direct and to the point – hit essential areas, spending a few extra seconds around those tender spots. What are our essential target areas? T-spine, upper back, IT band, glutes, hamstrings, and quads.
If you really want to target specific areas like calves, shoulders, glutes etc. we can address that with a lacrosse ball or, for those who have a little lower discomfort threshold, a simple tennis ball.