It is recommended that you warm up before every workout. A proper warm up prepares your body for the upcoming exercise and helps prevent injuries.
Your warm up should include:
- 5 – 10 minutes of moderate intensity cardio (running/jogging, bike, skipping etc.)
- Dynamic Warm Up
I have included my go to Dynamic Warm Up Routine below.
Dynamic Warm Up Routine
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and arms by your side.
Keep your arms straight and move them in big circles forward for the designated number of reps.
Change directions and repeat this movement for the designated number of reps.
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart with your arms straight out to the side so that they are parallel to the ground
Swing your arms forward so that they cross over each other in front of your body and then move them back out to starting position.
Repeat this swinging movement for the designated number of reps.
Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart and arms down straight by your sides.
Keeping your back straight and head up, bend at the waist and tilt your torso to one side, reaching your arm down your leg towards the ground.
Repeat this movement on the other side and continue this alternating movement for the designated number of reps.
SIDE LEG SWEEPS
Stand facing a wall with feet shoulder width apart and place your hands on the wall for balance support.
Raising slightly onto your toes and bring one leg up and out to the side.
3. Swing your raised leg back down and allow it to gently crossover in front of your grounded leg.
Perform this movement for the designated number of reps and repeat on the opposite side.
Stand next to a wall and place the hand of the closest arm on the wall for balance support.
Raising slightly onto your toes, swing your outer leg forward, lifting it straight out in front of you.
Continue this swinging motion, bringing the leg back behind you, maintaining an upright posture.
Continue this movement for the designated number of reps and repeat on the opposite side.