Squat Warm Up Series
Preparing for an excellent squatting session requires activation of the musculature and stimulation of the nervous system. Dr. Eric Serrano MD demonstrates a unique hamstring exercise and pec stretch to help the body get into proper position for ideal squatting technique. Squat Warm Up Series can be done without any weight load as the movements are perfected.
Squat Warm Up Series
Active hamstring contractions during the loaded overhead hamstring contraction. The pause on bottom creates an excellent stretch. This range of motion and the resulting activation supports better range of motion when squatting. Support an active stretch of the origin of the hamstring which holds the pelvis.
Avoid Extreme Soreness Warning
Training weak areas during the early part of a training session ensures a more ideal training effect assuming the correct recovery conditions are in place. The overhead hamstring extension properly with a pause on bottom of the movement will create a tremendous amount of soreness in the hamstrings even with a relatively light weight load. We highly recommend sipping the 100% MR and Muscle Synthesis Powder pre, during and immediately post training to accelerate recovery of the muscle tissues as well as the nervous system. *
Additionally weak hamstrings are a limiting factor for many trainees who have only used bodybuilding types of exercises for the hamstrings. The hamstrings muscle be trained correctly to support hip extension during many functional exercises and athletic competition movements.
Tight chest muscles make getting into the proper squat position very difficult. Using a PVC pipe for a pec stretch can help tremendously with pec flexibility. Do not be overly aggressive with the stretching drills. It can take time to expand the range of motion. Muscles should not be forced into bad positions. Increase body temperature before performing range of motion expansion as well as stretching drills. 5 to 10 minutes of functional exercise can serve as an excellent warm up.