Subject--Central Nervous System Warm-Up Before Training.
I'm currently training on a very basic template of "Press. Pull. Squat." I don't do any assistance work at the moment, and warm up just by using the lifts I'm doing that day and working up weight. However, I frequently come out flat and lacking either intensity or power during the first part of my session and it takes me awhile to warm up. In some cases, a really long while. It definitely doesn't seem like physical overtraining, since I'm still setting PR's all of the time (frequently more than once per week).
For example, today I struggled through an entire session of power cleans at less weight than my previous session, the bar was moving slow as hell, but after I was literally walking away from the gym when I got a shot of energy, came back, and set a 1rep PR no problem.
Question is--do you have any kind of general way to accelerate the warm-up process for the big compound lifts? It seems like either a mental/emotional type of thing or something that could benefit from a good general warm-up for the nervous system. Thanks for your time and all of the great work.