fitness is a lifestyle
When you hit the gym solo and are about to perform your own exercises, replicate a workout you saw on social media or even challenge yourself to the WOD (workout of the day) written on the wall at your gym, it’s best to make sure you get a proper warm-up in.
Warm-ups are key to a more successful workout, they also avoid injury, pulled muscles and fatigue.
Unfortunately though, a 5-minute jog isn’t sufficient enough for the workout session ahead. Even a regular jogger performs dynamic movements before a 10k race to make sure they’ve prepared all their muscles, joints and ligaments.
So how do you make sure to get the proper warm-up in for your workout?
Create your workout first, then build your warm up.
Here is an example of a workout determining the target muscle groups, then following a proper warm-up:
4 Rounds for Time:
Hips, gluetes, hamstrings, chest and shoulders.
Complete 4 rounds: