Many people agree that a good warm-up is an essential part of any safe and effective exercise routine.
Stretching helps to loosen up the muscles and prevent injury, and a proper warm-up routine may even improve your performance and overall technique.
It only takes a relatively short amount of time to get sufficiently warmed-up. And whether you’re a runner, a swimmer, or just a general cardio fanatic, there’s a warm-up out there to suit you.
So here are 7 warm-up routines for any occasion.
The runner’s warm-ups
The functional warm-up
The weightlifting warm-up
The cardio warm-up
The full body warm-up
The swimmer’s warm-up
The yogi warm-up
Stretch a little further
If you’d like to go slightly deeper into the more technical aspects of warming up, why not take a look at our post on how to stretch like a pro.