Easy Warm-Ups

Before any intense workout, we have to get the blood flowing and get the adrenaline pumping. Warming up is very helpful, whether it’s ballistic stretching or more energetic activity like jogging. Try this warm-up exercises to get the body pumped up for more:

Jumping Rope

Simple, yet can be intense, depending on how you do it. Try jumping rope either for 1 minute or until you get to 100 jumps. Add double jumps, running jumps, and one foot combinations to mix it up.

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Squat into jumps

Throwing in some plyometrics won’t hurt at all. Start down in a squat position and then instead of coming straight up, try jumping straight up into a full stretch, skyrocketing off the ball of your foot. When you come back down, land back on the ball of your foot and sink back into the squat position smoothly. Repeat this motion continuously 15 times.

Cardio Machines

Whatever you fancy the most, use it. Treadmills, ellipticals, upright bikes, recumbent bikes, rows, and stairmasters are the more popular cardio machines. When using one of these, focus on light intensity (since you’re only warming up) with medium resistance. Use one of these songs for 5 to 10 minutes depending on your exercise routine.

Push Ups &Crunches

In whatever push up position that best suits you, try to go for 2 sets of 10. Crunches can be very easy, so to get a more advanced crunch, lift the legs & bend the knees in a 90 degree angle position, and pretend to do the bicycle motion with each crunch. 15 to 20 crunches for 2 sets should be plenty to get the party started. Alternate between the push ups and crunches completing 4 sets in total.

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Walking to touch toes

This is definitely going to get the flexibility into motion. With each walk, kick the leg straight out in front of you and try to bring your foot to your hand. Do this in a continuous motion walking in a straight line up to 8 toe touches for 2 sets.

– Skylaur Morris

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