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What exercises are ideal for a dynamic warm-up?

The ideal dynamic warm-up provides continuous training exercise that raise body temperature, increase range of motion, prevent common athletic injuries, and advance high performance habits for the skills necessary for an effective workout.  For the Olympic lifter a good dynamic warm up is to move through many of the progressions for the Olympic movements including the clean pull above the knee, below the knee, snatch pull above the knee, over head squat, snatch balance and push jerk. Use very light weights such as only the bar or possibly even a lighter training bar and perform only 1-2 sets of 10-15 reps of each movement. Doing so will adequately warm up the body, prepare it for Olympic lifts, and cue the body for the specific movements needed for the Olympic lift.

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