It was fun to do this short 10-minute presentation of my top five favorite warm-up exercises. Thanks to everyone who participated and the crowd that watched.
#1. Posture Check
It helps to set the intention of the workout, plus, it identifies which areas of your body need some exercise support.
#2. Sit Down/Stand up
Sitting back when you sit down and lifting both arms overhead at the same time is a good total body type movement.
#3. Wall Chest Press
Engage your abs, lead with your forehead, not your chin, and keep your shoulder blades squeezed together as you release toward the wall and push away.
#4. Inner-Thigh Rock
Lean forward from the hips as you rock from side to side. The goal is to feel a stretch in the inner thigh and not in your knees.
#5 Hamstring Kick
Stand tall to start these alternating leg kicks.
Dynamic warm-up exercises are a great way to get some physical activity into your busy sedentary life. Spend a minute doing each exercise, including the posture check. That’s six minutes towards more activity in your day. You have to start somewhere.