How to warm up before a workout

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Exercise is healthy for both your body and your mind. But working outcome with certain risks that if you don’t exercise properly, or stretch your muscles properly, you might end up injuring yourself. 

This is you must warm-up before a workout.

Here are some exercises that will help you warm up before a workout:

Push-ups

Push-ups are the ultimate exercise to target all your upper body muscle groups. There are different variants of push-ups, and you can alternate between variants. Do a comfortable number of reps for push-ups, and you can’t do them in a single rep, possibly even divide the push-ups into three sets.

Push-ups are easy to do, and they don’t require dumbbells or rods, so you can do them without having the risk of hurting yourself much. 

 But do be careful, perform push-ups slow and steady, or you might end up injuring your shoulder or arm. 

Pull-Ups

Pull-Ups are an excellent exercise that targets your back. Pull-Ups are also used to build strength and will help your upper body pump a lot of blood that is needed for a proper pre-workout.

If you think pull-ups are too difficult, you can always do chin-ups. Chin-ups are easier to do, and you can always use support from a friendly bro.

If you are unable to reach the pull-up rod, you can also do pull-ups on the pull-up machine or use a seat to reach up there. 

Supine Knee Cross

If you are working on your whole body, you need to warm up for your lower body too. The Supine Knee Cross is one of those exercises. Supine Knee Cross is a warm-up exercise that helps loosen your lower back, so you can easily do your lower body exercises without having to worry about injuring your lower body. 

The Supine Knee Cross might seem like a pretty difficult exercise, but it is not. It helps you stretch your lower body, ultimately loosening up the lower body muscles that might be sore. 

Running

Running slowly for 5-7 minutes is a good way to warm up for a full-body workout. Running is one of those exercises that target all the body, and you can run at your own pace, if you are running for at least 5 minutes. 

Running also helps build up stamina and improves body-mind coordination in the long run. 

Hip Opener

As the exercise name suggests, the hip opener is a nice exercise that helps open your hips so they can be used without any chance of injury. Hip opener is very easy to do and doesn’t take much time at all.

Side Shoulder Raise

Your shoulders are at the most risk of getting injured in many exercises that you do. Personally, my shoulders used to get injured on a heavy bench press. Side shoulder raise is a safe exercise that specifically targets your shoulders and can even be used as a workout exercise. 

You should use a light-weight dumb-bell for this raise. 

Conclusion

These are the exercises that you should do pre-workout, so you don’t end up injuring yourself after workouts.