Need some warm up exercises?
Before starting exercise, and after your dynamic stretches, it’s a good idea to do a few warm up exercises to further prepare your joints, muscles, and cardiovascular system for what’s to come. Here are my three favourites………
As well as being a great dynamic stretch for your hamstrings, this also uses lots of upper and lower body muscles. Keep your knees as straight as you can and increase the speed as you work your way through 10-15 repetitions. You can add in a press up if you want to spice it up!
Side lunge to multi directional reach
This exercise uses most of your lower body musculature and dynamically stretches a few of them at the same time. You can use a towel instead of a theraband or hold a weight to increase the intensity.
Lunge to lateral twist
This one adds a balance and core stability challenge into the mix as well as being a great mobiliser. Try doing it in front of a mirror so you can keep an eye on your form, and focus on what you’re doing to avoid a tumble!
Have a great workout!