Dynamic Warm Up
This is the full dynamic warm up / mobility warm up I like to do before each training session.
Don’t feel like you have to do ALL of the mobility exercises I demonstrate here – for a lot of people it will be like a workout in itself! So I’d say just to pick the ones that are most relevant to your stiff / problem areas.
The video is on fast forward just so it doesn’t take too much of your time to see all that I do!
Even on rest days, I like to do this routine too, normally first thing on a morning time. I feel it helps my muscles recover and leaves me feeling good and ready to start the day.
I don’t always have time to complete all of these movements. It depends how much time I have. Some days I will shorten it and skip certain movements.
I first based my dynamic warm up on Joe DeFranco’s Agile 8 routine – check him out! https://www.defrancostraining.com/
My warm up routine can be quite full-on and might be too taxing for some people. You obviously don’t want to tire yourself out for your actual warm up, so you might want to build up to the volume of warm up work that I do!
Remember, it always good to keep flexible and mobile when it comes to keeping fit. Too many of us neglect flexibility and mobility, because lets fact it, it’s boring! Also, it can be time consuming. This is why it might be an idea to do some mobility work away from your workout time. Maybe do some first thing on a morning . Or perhaps stretch on an evening time while watching TV. Just don’t neglect it! Find a way to fit mobility work into your schedule, and you will find your recovery rate is better, plus you will stay injury-free for longer!
It is no secret that many injuries occur as a result of muscular imbalances, or due to tightness in certain areas. Start addressing your weaknesses now, before they become more problematic!
FYI, here is the resistance mini band I use for my shoulder warm up: