When you're trying to squeeze in a post-work sweat sesh, taking a few extra minutes to stretch is probably the last thing on your mind. But skipping this step can be a major disservice to your body! Warming up your muscles is crucial for getting the most out of your workout and preventing injuries.
The absolute best way to prep for exercise? Dynamic stretching, or stretching while moving. Whether you're running home from work or heading to a spin class, jump-start your body with this dynamic warm-up. Repeat the sequence as many times as you like until you feel ready to rock!
Hip stretch with twist
Push up to T
Lunge with torso rotation
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