Length and Type of Warm Up before a Strength Training Session
Prior to your training session, you should warm up on a cardio machine (i.e. treadmill or elliptical) to increase your body temperature according to the following:
• Under 50 of age: 3-5 minutes
• Over 50 years old: 10 minutes
After your 5 or 10 minutes warm up, begin a low-intensity set of your planned exercises with light weight to properly prepare your muscles and joints.