It’s important to take a few minutes to ease your muscles into exercise mode. Warm-up exercises ready your body for a hard workout, removes your weak links, enhances your movement quality, and decreases your risk of injury.
Here are 5 warm-up exercises that you should try:
1. Hip Rotations
Hip rotation is a dynamic stretch of the hips and the lower limbs. It is done within the range of motion of the hips to warm-up the hip joints.
2. Side Lunges
This exercise works your lower body and can help build up your legs, glutes, and hips. Start by only going halfway down, and then progress to the full lunge.
Squat is an all-around exercise that targets many of the muscles in your lower body, including your quads, hamstrings, and glutes.
4. PlanksPlanks are an excellent warm-up for building core and back strength, also improving balance and posture.
5. PushupsThe classic exercise that works your upper body, core, and glutes.