Tip: A Quick Warm-Up for Deadlifts & More

Prime your nervous system, boost performance, and increase joint health with this warm-up.

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This warm-up sequence will allow you to optimize your deadlifts and good morning exercises. Many times, due to overactive quads, we’re not able to fully activate our posterior muscles. This sequence will:

  • Prime your nervous system for deadlifts
  • Increase longevity of your joints
  • Increase performance in the gym and out
  • Balance ratio of quad to hamstring strength

Do the following for 3 rounds, no rest between movements or rounds:

  1. L-Sit: Keep your belly button flat on the ground, 25-30 seconds.
  2. Hamstring Bow: Do 5 reps on one side before you switch to the opposite leg. Do 2 rounds before hitting the third movement.
  3. Shinbox Extension: Perform 5 reps on each side with a 5 second eccentric focus. Chest stays “proud” throughout.