You want to do active flexibility exercises before any kind of physical training. These exercises are important because they wake up your muscles, increase the range of motion of joints, and they improve your body awareness. This style of warming up will enhance your muscular power and performance.
The video below demonstrates four exercises that are an ideal active flexibility warm up.
Here are the 4 active flexibility exercises you saw in the video:
- Step back lunge with side body reach
- Step back lunge with core twist
- Curtsy lunge
- Inch worm
Try incorporating these into your next workout. Need more ideas for ways to warm up?Get your own personalized plan!
Written by Billie Ollman, Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club – Mequon.
Billie Ollman has a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise and fitness from UW-Oshkosh. She is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. Billie specializes in work/life balance, stress management, functional fitness, yoga, and barre. Billie is a retired gymnast and enjoys staying active with her family and friends. She also enjoys spending quality time with her cat (Gizmo), knitting, and making people laugh. Billie’s philosophy is “Live a balanced lifestyle! Always laugh and have fun, but also work hard to reach your goals.” She has been with Elite Sports Clubs since 2015.