If you want to optimize your training sessions and prevent injury, upper and lower body activation movements are important elements of training. The goal is to prime and activate your muscles and joints in the body in order to optimally set the foundation for the demands of your workout.
It’s important to activate these areas because it increases blood flow and nutrients to the muscles, as well as fires the brain to engage the muscles needed to optimally perform those big powerful moves such as squatting or overhead press.
Congratulations to our two Kinesiology students who successfully completed their practicum with us at our High Performance Centre! Here they have created a series of Upper and Lower Body Activation videos that will help you learn how to properly warm up, prevent injury and optimize your performance! Check them out and try them out yourself!
Activation Series Intro
Upper Body Activation Series: Soft Tissue Release
Upper Body Activation Series: Mobility + Flexibility
Upper Body Activation Series: Stability
Lower Body Activation Series: Soft Tissue Release
Lower Body Activation Series: Mobility + Flexibility