Warming up before exercise of any kind is important to prevent pulling a muscle or other injury. Warm-up before any type of physical activity you do. Here is a warm-up we really like:
- 10 Walking Lunges (if you count each leg, a total of 20)
- 20 Arm Circles
- 10 Second Trunk Rotation
Get The Moves:
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hand on your hips.
- Step forward with your right leg, lowering your body towards the floor by bending at the knees to a 90 degree angle.
- Your back knee should point to, but not touch the ground.
- Your front knee should be directly over your ankle.
- Push off with your left (or back) foot to bring your left leg forward and continue through until it’s in front of your right leg and you descend into a lunch on the other side.
- Stand with feet shoulder-width apart.
- Extend your arms straight out to the side at shoulder height.
- Keeping your arms extended straight, move your arms in backward circles. Ten seconds in one direction equals one set.
- Switch directions.
- Lie on the floor, face up. Bend your knees so that your feed are flat on the floor and arms are comfortably at your sides.
- Gently squeeze your shoulder blades and flatten your neck to the floor while you slowly rotate your legs to the left.
- Slowly twist your body keeping your right shoulder blade and arm flat to the floor. Hold this position for three to five minutes or until you feel the stretch release.
- Return to the starting position and rotate the opposite side.