How to warm up before workout?

Warming up your muscles and breath prepares your body for the efforts to come, improves your performances and minimises the risk of injury. These videos will show you how to do your own warm-up.

Tips:

  • Massaging muscles before workout stimulates the heart rate and the warming.
  • A warm-up should last between 10 and 40 minutes, depending on how long you intend to exercise and the kind of sport.
  • A warm-up should be gradual.
  • Stretching reduces the risk of stiffness and increases the muscles and articulations flexibility.
  • Warm up longer if the outdoors temperature is low.
  • To maintain your body's temperature, don't remove your clothes after warming up.
  • A good hydration is vital to avoid tendinitis, stiffness, cramps, digestive disorder, hyperthermia.

Easy Warm Up Cardio Workout - Fitness Blender Warm Up Workout

Steps:

  1. Lateral steps and pulls
  2. Slow rocking butt kickers
  3. High knee pulls
  4. Arm swings and lateral steps
  5. Torso twists and knees
  6. Jog in place
  7. Squats
  8. Front kicks
  9. Boxer shuffle
  10. Cross toe touches

Total Body Warm Up Cardio - 5 Minute Warm Up Workout

Steps:

  1. Push pulls
  2. High knee march
  3. Arm circles
  4. Deep squat
  5. Arm and hip rotations
  6. Fluid warrior
  7. Torso rotations
  8. Up and outs
  9. Boxer shuffle
  10. Jumping jacks

Jillian Michaels: No More Trouble Zones- Warm Up

Steps:

  1. March in place
  2. Jump rope (no actual rope required)
  3. Arm circles
  4. Skaters
  5. Jumping jacks
  6. Repeat the whole routine once.

This article to learn how to warm up before workout was written by Cécile Lessard

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