I know that warm ups are highly individual but here’s a short video to hopefully inspire you to do a little warm up and get the whole body ready to fire up…
All too many people jump into the bulk of their training after 10 swings or so. Getting the engine running before hand is a good idea to be able to stabilize the heart rate and the breathing when it matters.
The goal of the warm up is to prime and activate the CNS, lubricate the joints and raise the body’s temperature for the work that is to come.
A complex refers to a series of compound exercises done back to back without pause or setting the bell down. All reps for one exercise are completed before moving on to the next exercise. Loading is distributed over different muscle groups.
Complexes are not specific to kettlebells, and are being used mainly for strength and conditioning. They can be highly effective.
Personally, I like to use complexes with kettlebells for warm ups, as they give you more opportunities to train in all 3 planes of motion, as opposed as if training with barbells.
Specific warm up for jerk and snatch coming up soon…