Just some random questions, but would appreciate some info
- What’s a good general warmup for lifting?
My usual warmup:
Wrist/elbow/arm circles, leg swings, ankle circles x 10-15 each
Glute/piriformis stretch (pigeon pose) x60 sec per side
Ground based mobility-each movement x10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiA0-IatUrY
Lunging Hip flexor stretch (2x45 sec per leg)
Stand to squat x10
Broomstick Shoulder dislocations x30
Broomstick Overhead squats x20
This usually takes me close to 45 mins and I feel a little drained and im not sure if its all neccessary. Are there any improvements that could be made or is there a more simplified approach? Also what is a good method to improve thoracic mobility?
Other than improved flexibility , what factors could result in being tipped forward during squats, specifically front squats? Is this a core problem? Are there any exercises that can improve this?
I’ve heard some other lifters talk about this before, I’m having a strong burning/pulling sensation in the outside of my left quad, really flares up when i try to do a lunge-type hip flexor stretch or after i do any kind of sprinting. I also feel it sometimes when doing squats. Any clues as to what this might be and how to alleviate it?
So thats all the random crap for now, lol. Thanks in advance.