I'm Jeremy Shore for LIVESTRONG.COM, and this is a proper warmup for powerlifting squats. A combination of a general and specific warmup will best prepare the body for power lifting squats. Our primary goal is to prepare the body for movement by increasing blood flow, stimulating the nervous system and activating the primary muscles used in the squat, the glutes and quads. Begin with a general warmup consisting of jumping jacks, running in place, and drop squats. Perform each of these for 30 to 60 seconds. To get the nervous system firing properly, move into a more specific warmup by performing squats utilizing a lighter weight. Be sure to mirror the form and tempo you will follow when using the greater load. You will want to perform three sets of low reps and low weight, approximately 50 to 60% of your training weight for five to six repetitions. I'm Jeremy Shore for LIVESTRONG.COM, and this has been proper warmups for powerlifting squats.