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!
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 stretching it helps me to loosen up quicker while warming up my joints.
Here is some of the moves that I do before I workout:
Today I am sharing 4 more awesome Dynamic Warmups for Runners from my favorite Runner Bloggers in our monthly Workouts For Runners series!
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Getting the body warm before running is fantastic, and you won’t regret it. Use any of these routines to get your body warm and ready for an awesome run!
Allie @ Vita Train 4 Life
Carly @ Fine Fit Day
Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
Do you warm up before physical activity or do you just wing it?
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