Tag: dynamic warm-up

Dynamic Stretch Split Squats

I always do some dynamic stretching before any explosive training. Today’s post is a quick reminder that warming up your tendons, ligaments, and muscles before any explosive activity is a must so you perform at a higher level and cuts down on injury risk (back or tendon injuries, etc.). In the video I am doing a pull-down split squat that activates my upper body, core and trunk, hips, and basically all the leg muscles. I like doing three to five second holds and usually complete 10 reps per side to ensure I get sufficient muscle activation or what I call neural flushing. Make sure the next time you head out to train for rowing, running, obstacle course training, or track workouts that you include some dynamic stretches to your routine.