No matter what type of training session awaits you, warming up and stretching are essential in order to prepare your body for the exercise you’re about to perform while limiting the likelihood of injuries. Here are some essential stretches that you should consider doing before any kind of workout.
This stretch is also a challenging workout, activating your thighs, glutes, and calves. With your feet shoulder-width apart, engage your core as you bend your knees while keeping your hips back and chest up. Once your thighs are parallel with the ground, rise back to the starting position. There are also numerous squats variations that you can perform as part of your core workout.
This yoga move is ideal for waking up your entire body. Put your hands and knees on the ground and keep your back parallel with the floor. Slowly inhale as you round your spine, and bow your head. Then lift your head and bring your spine back to where it was before arching your back.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and bend down. Place your hands on the floor in front of you and begin walking yourself forward until your back is completely straight. Once stable, revert back to the original position.