Episode 211 – How To Maximise Strength & Minimise Injury Through Effective Warm Up

Episode 211 – How To Maximise Strength & Minimise Injury Through Effective Warm Up

Welcome back to RNT Fitness Radio and today we start off by discussing one of the biggest mistakes we all made earlier in our training careers: excessive warm ups. I personally used to spend up to 45 minutes foam rolling, stretching and all sorts, before I’d even lift a weight, and on this episode, we discuss the best strategies to effectively and efficiently warm up so you can maximise strength, mind-muscle connection and the reason why most warm up, to minimise injury.

“Strike a balance and perform at your best.”

Ed Pilkington 

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[00:00] – Intro

00:05The complete guide to warm up 

02:55 – Convincing information online 

06:00 – Human need for quick fix 

08:50 – Focusing on the wrong things 

10:30 – How Ivan and Ed warm up 

17:20 – Akash’s best warm up  

20:24 – Benefits of warm up sets 

23:00 – Treadmill as a worse way to warm up 

26:30 – Things to pay attention to 

28:30 – Fatigue brought by deadlifts  

30:40 – Grip training 

33:10 – Strength balance to perform at best 

[35:18] – Placebo 

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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.