Honestly, look at any of these warm ups in this video and tell me that this any of this is new or revolutionary. I don’t care if your background is the Army, high school wrestling, cheerleading, or Zumba. You should have seen and done most of these movements at one point or another before working out.
Towards the end, you see some stuff that becomes a little bit more advanced, but you see the same theme and same message typed out thre that you will see on any other reputable fitness site. While Matt Wichlinski is a great athlete, you do not need to be on his level to warm up like he does.
The goal with this series of blogs and videos is to expand your warm up repertoire. All coaches develop stretches and mobilizations that they love. Its the same thing with chefs developing flavor profiles or artists developing color palates. You find something that works for you and that you like and you tend to stick with it.
The problem is that some people may get more out of certain mobilizations than others. The walking quadriceps stretch may not do for you what lunges do. That’s fine.
Watch these videos, identify things that hit your problem areas, and do some self experimentation.
A lot of people in the gym are starting to realize that a forty something year old engine takes a bit more warming up than a twenty something year old engine. The smart ones hit the rower or do some PVC work before class. The others just stand around cursing time.
Find a few things and make them part of your routine everyday, even if you are not working out.