I can’t begin to tell you how truly AMPED I am about this product! It is, hands down, the most comprehensive resource you will ever find on the topic! I truly feel that this DVD/manual package will “change the game” forever with regards to warming up! Gone are the days of skipping your warm-up because it’s “boring”, you’re “pressed for time”, or you “just don’t know how” to perform a proper warm-up; AMPED will also shed light on the “overreaction” that has occurred over the past couple years regarding the warm-up…AMPED will actually supercharge you for your workout (in a time-efficient manner), as opposed to taking all day to complete and frying you out before you even start to train!
|“AMPED is one of the most valuable resources…”
“AMPED is one of the most valuable resources an athlete can own. This is because a proper warm-up is essential if you’re looking to have an intense workout or a dominating on-field performance. Personally speaking, I’ve experienced BOTH after performing the warm-ups outlined in AMPED! I also love incorporating the ‘recovery’ warm-ups during my off-days because they keep my legs feeling loose and fresh.”
Houston Texans Linebacker
2009 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
|“The Amped book and DVD are a must-have…”
“Joe and Jim have done the unthinkable, they’ve made warming up seem cool. The Amped book and DVD are a must-have for people who want to be strong and injury-free throughout their training careers. Every move and technique you’d ever need is in here, along with plenty of sample routines so you never get bored. I can’t wait to “Bitch Slap My CNS” next workout!”
Sean Hyson, C.S.C.S., fitness editor for Men’s Fitness magazine
|“…the most thorough and effective warm-up system I have ever seen…”
“I’ll tell you what, the Amped Warm-up manual and DVD package is the most thorough and effective warm-up system I have ever seen. The movements are not only great, the coaching points, illustrations and video demos make them virtually fool-proof. Once again Joe and Smitty have come out with more great stuff to help you, your athletes, and/or your clients get better. DO WORK!“
Robert dos Remedios, MA, CSCS, SCCC
|“AMPED Warm-up will be added to our educational library…”
“Smitty and Joe DeFranco have compiled an amazing resource for any strength coach and/or fitness enthusiast looking for a “go to resource” on how to effectively warm up for any type of training session. Their Amped DVD and Manual is now going to be added to our Peak Performance educational library and will be a requirement for my training staff to review”
Joe Dowdell, CSCS, Founder & CEO of Peak Performance in NYC – voted #3 gym in America by Men’s Health Magazine – www.joedowdell.com
|“AMPED Warm-up is a MUST have resource…”
“As a coach there are certain resources that you MUST have in your library/tool box. AMPED Warm-up is that MUST have resource that will blend with any program you are doing. I like the specific back warm up on page 22 or my favorite the “Porn Star” warm-up on page 18. (no seriously it really is called the Porn Star Warm up)”
“I once heard the value of a person can be measured by the knowledge they apply from books they read. You are short changing your coaching knowledge, speed potential, and athletic career PERIOD if this resource is not in your library. Joe and Smitty put together a great body of work and resource for you that shows their passion and dedication to what they do and the athletes and coaches they serve. So stop reading and add this jewel to your library and start getting results.”
Nii Wilson USAW Sports Performance & Underground Strength Coach
|“…the most extensive book on warming up that I have seen.”
“I received my copy of the Amped DVD and Manual and immediately opened the pages to find what is the most extensive book on warming up that I have seen.
The DVD is not only a great companion, but also a MUST HAVE for any athlete. The flowing warm-ups are a great warm-up for any strength & conditioning session, and maybe even better for a combat (mma, bjj, wrestling) athlete! I’ve already incorporated the sequences into my own routine as well as beginning classes with variations of them.
If you have money in your bank account, I suggest you purchase the dvd/book and wait by your mailbox with a coffee in hand, AMPED up for AMPED!”
Pro Fighter, UFC
|“AMPED Warm-up is the most comprehensive and adaptable warm-up product I’ve ever seen…”
“The Amped Warm-Up is the most comprehensive and adaptable warm-up product I’ve ever seen. Jim Smith and Joe Defranco have developed a great resource for both coaches and athletes. I’ve tried many of the warm-ups in the book, and they’ve all been worked great, but just as important, they flowed logically from one exercise to the other. The formula of SMR + Mobility + Activation insures you’re ready to train in the most efficient way possible.”
AMPED is a DVD/Manual package. The DVD includes over an hour of warm-up exercises that are demonstrated and fully explained by myself and/or Smitty from the Diesel Crew. We break down the warm-up exercises into upper body, lower body and full body. We further categorize them by distinguishing between activation exercises, mobility exercises and self-myofascial release exercises. The DVD alone is worth the investment in this product, but the manual is what really brings everything together and puts AMPED in a league of its own!
Along with the AMPED DVD, you will receive the AMPED manual that contains all of the essential information about how to warm-up. We did this so as you start implementing warm-ups into your workouts or recovery days, you’ll have the information you need to be efficient and take your training to the next level. We wanted to create a physical manual that you can throw in your gym bag and bring to the gym, and knew it would add a TON of value to this product!
The manual doesn’t only provide pictures and descriptions; we included 10 sample warm-ups for 10 different situations/workouts! The reason we did this was because we know that people want to be told what to do! Most of our followers are athletes, businessmen and Average Joe’s who don’t want a bunch of “fluff” or “filler”; they want us to cut to the chase and just tell them what exercises need to be done in order to achieve their goal. And THIS is where we feel most other products on the subject are lacking; most DVD’s will show you 30-40 warm-up exercises and then… the dvd just ends without providing any information on how to organize the information into a program/routine! Smitty and I did everyone a huge favor and we took the guesswork out of the equation! Amped DVD explains the “how’s” and “why’s”, while the manual gives you actual warm-ups for almost any workout or situation!
Here are the TEN warm-ups that are provided in the AMPED manual…
#1) Upper Body Warm-up
#2) Lower Body Warm-up
#3) Full-Body Warm-up
#4) Post-workout/Gameday Recovery
#5) “I Hate Warming up” Warm-up
#6) The Porn-Star Warm-up (extra hip mobility)
#7) Pre-Combine Warm-up
#8) 225-pound Bench Press Test Warm-up
#9) Bitch-Slap Your CNS Warm-up
#10) Loosen Your Low-back Warm-up
Although I can write all day about the performance increases we’ve witnessed with our athletes once we started incorporating AMPED; I couldn’t end this blog post without touching upon the TRUE value of AMPED…and the true value lies in getting healthy and/or staying healthy! Because as we all know, you can’t train if you’re injured!
Ironically, I’m writing this blog post after spending all day at the New York Hospital for Special Surgery with my dad. We were there for my dad’s shoulder replacement consultation. Yup, you read that right; Big George D. has to have his shoulder replaced next month. The sad thing is that the severe damage in my father’s shoulder could have been completely preventable if he “knew then what he knows now.” Although my dad has done a million things RIGHT during his weightlifting career; it’s the one thing he didn’t do that he’s paying the price for now. My dad will be the first one to tell you that he has NEVER stretched or performed a mobility exercise a day in his life! The second he stepped foot in a gym he lifted hard and heavy – and he did this day in – and day out – for over 40 years! As we were driving over the GWB on our way home, we discussed the irony of AMPED being released the same day that my dad was told he had to have his shoulder replaced…a surgery that he himself will tell you could have been prevented by spending just 5-10 extra minutes each time he stepped foot in the gym — warming up, performing some simple stretches/activation exercises and/or utilizing a foam roller/lax ball on occasion.
“After graduating college and entering the ‘corporate world’, I can no longer spend all day in the gym. Unfortunately, I compensated for my lack of time by skipping my warm-ups. This was the worst possible thing I could have done because I was constantly injured, which prevented me from making any gains. Then I was introduced to AMPED. The thing I love about the AMPED warm-ups is that they are unique and extremely practical; the exercises flow together perfectly and don’t take all day to complete. Since incorporating AMPED into my workouts, I’ve been injury-free, setting PR’s in the gym every week, and I’m in the best shape of my life!”
“People often overlook the warm up. AMPED is about more than just preventing injury or increasing mobility. AMPED is about increasing results. GET AMPED and watch your lifts go up, and your performance improve.”
“You have done a fabulous job with what you have created in AMPED. It is simple, effective and very user friendly. The variety of warm up ideas that you offer will keep the novelty in an essential part of any good workout. Joe, the Badass program changed the intensity in our weight room at school like nothing I have seen and now AMPED has more students warming up properly than ever before. This was the one area that I have struggled with for years – to get across to the students the importance of a good warm up. AMPED has done that!!! Thanks so much!! One of the teachers overhead a student say that they felt AWESOME after their warm up. I have felt the same myself! My workouts have been better and I feel much better the day after the workout as well. I would suggest that any Phys Ed teacher or coach of any sport pick up a copy of this for their classes and their athletes. You will have endless effective ideas that you use immediately!! Thanks again guys!! I look forward to the next product that you guys produce!!”
“We have been using the AMPED techniques at school with our high school students in Power Fit classes and the results have been excellent. The best part I would say is that they actually enjoy the warm up! I’ve even had kids tell me they felt great after using the warm up and they they felt less sore after their workout.”
“For the longest time I neglected my warmup as many others do. When I received my copy of AMPED warm-up I was blown away by all the options. Whether someone wants to warmup to play a sport or perform an upper, lower, or full body workout, AMPED has it all and much, much more. Once I started using AMPED, my workouts became much more productive and my warmup is something I actually look forward to performing. AMPED is something every athlete or person stepping into a gym should consider as a necessity. Get this great tool to feel great before, during, and after your workouts.”
Whether you choose to purchase AMPED or not; hopefully my dad’s story will be the “wake-up call” some people need in order to take this aspect of their workout much more seriously! The warm-up shouldn’t be overlooked anymore; in fact, it CAN’T BE OVERLOOKED!
OPTION 1: The Core AMPED Warm-up Package – contains 95 essential warm-up exercises demonstrated on Disc 1, along with all of the must-have 3 components of a good warm-up in the main AMPED manual.
OPTION 2: The Premium AMPED Warm-up Package – in this massive warm-up system which contains the expanded AMPED manual (with 20 more done-for-you warm-ups), the 2-Disc AMPED DVD set and the AMPED Quick Reference Guide (you can take with you to the gym or the field), there are 155 warm-up exercises and 30 sport-specific warm-up routines. This package is a MUST for anyone interested in lifting a long time, improving their performance and decreasing their potential for injury.
OPTION 3: The Upgrade AMPED Warm-up Package – this upgrade is for previous customers who have the core AMPED Warm-up system. Your arsenal will be complete with 55 new warm-up exercises (on the 2nd AMPED DVD) and you’ll have the 30 sport-specific warm-up routines on your new AMPED Quick Reference Guide that you’ll take with you everywhere!