Warm up exercises.
They can be the most boring or the most exciting part of your workout.
Ten years ago it was bending over warm up exercises consisted of touching your toes and counting to 10 seconds out loud. That is static stretching. I’m getting bored just writing about it.
Now it’s completely different. Watch a pro or college athlete’s warm up exercises today and you don’t see standing around, you see high kicks, jumps, crawling, skipping and all kinds of different motions getting the body ready.
Why the change?
I’m not going to get into the studies of it. If you want to learn the science stuff check out this article:
So basically we learned that static stretching does jack squat in getting the body ready. What gets the body ready is getting blood-flow to the muscles and raising the internal temperature of the body. These are done with proper warm up exercises that won’t waste your time.
For the past 7 years I have not taken more than 5 minutes to warm up and I have had zero major injuries to my body. Here is exactly what I do: