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Josh Hinger’s Pre-Competition Warm-Up Formula: “You’re Worried About Getting Too Tired…”

Josh Hinger’s Pre-Competition Warm-Up Formula: “You’re Worried About Getting Too Tired…”

Figuring out what to do for your warm-up before your (first) competition match at a tournament can be quite difficult.

Should you warm up your joints? Do some yoga? Run? Do some flow rolls?
Well, perhaps it’s all of the above. But Josh Hinger has something else to add to the equation: full, I-want-to-beat-you rolls.

But wouldn’t rolling at that pace make you tired?
Hinger explains:

I think what’s most important [for a proper warm-up] is that you do a really hard warm up with a teammate.
Like, do a match. Not a 10-minute match, do 3-minute matches – but do a REAL match. Like, really try to go after each other.

So, what’s the logic behind this much warm-up?
Hinger explains that a comparison can be drawn between the training rolls:

You’re never warm when you go into training, you’re not warm first round. You’re not warm the second round. The third round you’re probably warm.

He further elaborates in description, addressing those who’d get tired from this sort of an approach:

If you don’t have sweat dripping off your face, you’re not really warm, and not really ready for a competition match.

If you’re worried about getting too tired from a hard warm-up, then your conditioning is sub-par and you failed to prepare yourself for the competition.

 

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