This one is focused on the shoulders, spine and wrists:
Bonus Video: Leg Kicks/Swings:
And of course, the bloopers:
Why does one need to warm-up?
A good warm up will limber you up and activate the muscles necessary to get you ready for strength training. It also provides a crucial opportunity to check in with your body and gauge how your joints feel, so I tried to make this warm-up video very mindful. If an area feels tight or painful, it’s a sign that you should probably warm it up some more and be cautious on how you proceed with your strength training to make sure you do not exacerbate any warning signs. Coincidentally, this also makes for a great prehab/mobility sequence you could do on the off-days as well if you like to limber up. Or it could be part of a morning routine if you’re yearning for one.
What band should I use?
As you’ll notice, part of the main-warmup video requires the use of bands. If you don’t have one and are looking for one, I can suggest a few.
- Theraband makes different bands, where the resistance is color-coded.
- There is also a brand called Aylio that are more affordable and good bands for the money as well.
Other random notes:
Everytime I make a new video, I learn a ton of things. Since this was a big project that took a couple months to complete, I learned a great deal again. For example, I learned how to do color correction a bit and I’m getting better at overall trying to make everything look more professional. The most interesting part, though, was when I transition to muscle beach and I do a voice over, I had to copy-paste the background noise from the previous clips to seamlessly continue in the background during the voice-over otherwise it was sounding too quiet relative to the other one. In other words, having something sound too clean was WEIRD and off-putting. Isn’t that interesting? I later found out this is something the pros do as well! It’s so amazing how we take our selective hearing for granted. There’s so much processing going on in our brains that we don’t even notice all the time.
Anyway, until next time!