Just wanted to share a short excerpt on todays writings on my next workshop titled "Victory Loves Preparation"
Here are some thoughts on how training age affects the choice of exercises for the general preparation (warm up)
- Beginners may lack range of motion in multiple joint movements and thus should engage in corrective stretching (4)
- Beginners may have postural issues that can and should be addressed in the general warm up with postural corrective exercises (4).
- Beginners have not yet learned the finer points of exercise technique, that can and should be emphasised in the general warm up with selected bodyweight exercises (5).
As the athlete and client develop full range of motion in all joint movements, normalise posture and master technique other needs appear:
- As the athlete or clients engage in training with higher volume, higher intensity and higher frequency the need for releasing tight tissue and joint lubrication may increase (both these needs might be present at earlier stages as well)
- As the athlete reaches the intermediate and advanced levels, the bodyweight type exercises in the warm up can be more strength and power dominant and possibly also with a higher volume, to use all opportunities to increase the all important work capacity.