The Four-Stage Warmup allows a coach to scale UP from a beginner level instead of DOWN from an advanced level. This creates more inclusion in the class and allows athletes to work at the most effective level.
In this lecture, Charity of TwoBrainCoaching.com explains the whys and hows of the Four-Stage Warmup. Over a dozen sample videos follow, each with a sample progression chart.
At the end of this post, you can download a PowerPoint file and insert your OWN progressions and coaches’ pictures. Save the file as pictures, and blow them up to posters in your gym!
Note: these progressions aren’t prescriptive. We change the progression based on class attendance and the focal point of the workout.