Dave Tate of Elite FTS isn’t afraid to call something “worthless bullshit” and then suggest a better way.
In this video documenting a private seminar held Jan. 9, 2009, at CrossFit San Diego, the opinionated Tate talks about working with athletes in the off-season. Tate’s main point of issue is a warm-up that has nothing to do with the skills an athlete needs to perfect to be successful on the field.
If you’re going to have a wide receiver warm up, why not have him running pass patterns? Why not have a wrestler doing 100 drop steps? By using sport-specific, dynamic warm-up movements, you can give an athlete 10,000 extra reps and send him back to his team set up for success when the season starts.
Additional reading: Skill-Based Warm-Ups for Groups by Tony Budding, published Sept. 1, 2006.