This is a twofold post. 1.) To start a post to help this forum get back on track and get everyone talking about something MA related. I encourage everyone else to create a post to do the same. 2.) To ask the question: How do you begin your classes/training? Do you have a regular routine that you do not deviate from? What does it consist of? Do you change up every class? Do you see any positive/negative effects? To start, we largely start with the same/near same warmup that last about 15 minutes. It is a combination of aerobic and non-aerobic stretching. We always do some form of standing exercises to get the blood flowing and muscles warm first. With little exception, we do MA related techniques to get warmed up. Next we will hit the floor and do static stretches. Often we will do a cool down after class and do added stretching. So what is your routine?