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Workouts For Runners: 5 Dynamic Warm Up Routines

by Nellie

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There are so many “things” that go into a great run, the perfect temperature, the right clothing, the right gear, the right sneakers–but all of those things are all on the outside, there is so much more to making sure your whole body is ready for the physical activity! Dynamic warm ups are awesome for warming the body up to get you ready for your run!

5 Dynamic Warmup #Workouts from @finefitday @happyfitmama @vitatrain4life & @thisrunrecipes!Click to Tweet

What is a Dynamic Warm up?

According to Greatist: “A dynamic warm up uses stretches that are “dynamic,” meaning you are moving as you stretch. For decades, static stretching, which requires holding a stretch for 10 or more seconds while motionless, was the most popular type of warm-up for athletes.”

It took me a while to learn that my run will go a lot better if I took a few minutes to actually stretch versus stepping out the door to run. There has been so much controversy whether or not you should do static stretching before you run but quite honestly it’s never worked for me. When I do dynamic stecting it helps me to loosen up quicker while warming up my joints.

Here is some of the moves that I do before I workout:

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Today I am sharing 4 more awesome Dynamic Warmups for Runners from my favorite Runner Bloggers in our monthly Workouts For Runners series!

Allie @ Vita Train 4 Life

Dynamic Workouts For Runners

Carly @ Fine Fit Day

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Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes

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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

Fire Up The Muscles with these Dynamic Warm Up Routines For Runners!

Do you warmup before a run? Here are 5 dynamic warmups you can do before you hit the pavement!Click to Tweet

Do you warm up before physical activity or do you just wing it?

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7 comments

Allie September 28, 2016 - 5:36 am

Like so much in running (and life) it all comes down to what works for the individual. You already know my dynamic warm-up confession but I also know plenty of runners who do not run one step without a warm-up!
Love sharing this space with you each month!

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Janine Huldie September 28, 2016 - 5:58 am

I usually just wing it myself, but definitely nice to see what others do and will have to keep in mind to possibly give a try now 😉

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Dr. J September 28, 2016 - 1:21 pm

I am a long time long distance runner! I mean over 100,000 miles long. I never stretched before running, just started slowly and picked up speed as I went. However, I am also a martial artist. Oh yeah, I also hate to stretch, lol but I do constantly. I used to do static stretching and ALWAYS pulled something sooner or later. Then I wised up and now only do dynamic stretching as you suggest. NEVER injured myself that way, so far 🙂

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Tamara September 28, 2016 - 5:33 pm

I have never considered this but I certainly will. Unlike Dr. J, I’m less long distance and I’m more short, intense bursts of inspiration. I now know there’s a name and even a category for that in running!

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Danielle September 29, 2016 - 2:14 pm

I can’t start a workout or run without doing a dynamic warm-up! Makes such a difference in just how I feel and certainly how fast I feel I can run.

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Leslie October 7, 2016 - 1:58 pm

I’m always short on time, and rarely take the time to stretch properly. I know that it’s awful, and I should really stretch more. Definitely need to try out these stretches next time I get to work out!

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Mary January 9, 2017 - 2:06 pm

I waiver between just heading out the door for my runs and doing a dynamic warm up before I leave the house. Unfortunately, sometimes it depends on if I’m nursing an injury or tightness. If I feel good, I just go. Being more consistent with my warming up is something I definitely struggle with!

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