4 Running Warm-ups
Try these Pre-Run Warm-ups
DO I NEED TO WARM-UP BEFORE I RUN?
It is important for you to warm up before your work out.
How many times have you gone out for a run without warming up? Probably many and you probably have not hurt yourself either so you may think to yourself, "Oh to save time, I can probably just skip it, I just want to run and get this over with."
Warming up before exercise is important for several reasons. First, it prepares your cardiovascular system for physical activity by increasing blood flow to your muscles and raising your body temperature. Second, it helps to lower the risk of getting injured by making your muscles more flexible. So take the time to warm up before your next workout!
4 RUNNING WARM-UPS YOU CAN TRY
Jog in Place
Run on the balls of your feet. Keeping it light and fast.
Squat with your legs close together. Squat with your legs far apart.
Step forward with one foot. Drop your bottom knee down. Repeat to the opposite side.
*Make sure your knees line up with your toes when you drop down.
Bring your heels to your buttocks. Alternate sides.
These are just a few warm-ups that you can do. Give them a try and let us know what you think?