184: Should you Do General Warm-Up Before Warm-Up Sets?

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There’s still a good amount of people who do light cardio as a general warm-up before their warm-up sets and hitting the weights, but increasingly I see more and more people skip this and go right to the weights. I’ve always felt this was suboptimal, yet those individuals always seemed to know what they were doing and would tell me I was wasting my energy. But is there any scientific data to guide this decision on optimal warm-up? Thankfully today’s study compares no general warm-up to general warm-ups of varying intensity and duration leading to some solid discussion on all the above. John always reviews the full text of every article, but to see the abstract of the study discussed, click here:

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