Hobart Personal Trainer Demonstrates Running Warm Up

by James Kerrison on May 26, 2009

Whilst the workout is the focus of a lot of our thoughts, we need to make sure that the warm up isn’t over looked.

Gone are the days of running a few laps and then doing some static stretches for the quads, hamstrings and calves. Instead you want to do something a bit more dynamic which will really get your body primed for your workout.

The focus of the warm up is to get the body ready for action. You want to get the heart rate up and increase your body temperature so that when you start your workout your muscles and central nervous system are alive and kicking.

You should be getting your breathing rate up as well during the warm up. If you sweat easily you might find that you start to perspire a bit during this time. Great! Just don’t turn the warm up into the workout.

Have a look at the video below for my complete lower body warm up which is perfect for any running, sprinting, interval or lower body workout. Tweak it a bit if you like, after a few trial and error runs, you will find what works best for you.

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