A great warm-up is actually one of the most important parts of your workout. It will not only allow you to get more out of less time, but will amp up your burn factor and decrease your chances of injury.
The goal with a quality warm-up is to get your heart rate up, to break a sweat, and to literally get warm! Often, the toughest part of a workout is simply getting started – so rather than thinking about it too much, just follow me through this awesome cardio warm up.
What To Do:
Perform each exercise for 30 seconds. The entire warm up is 7 minutes long. Check out my intro video below for step-by-step instructions.
1. Wide Legs Roll Ups
2. Standing Cat and Cow
3. Side Reach
4. Elbow to Knee Reaches
5. Front Kicks Jane Fonda- style
6.Same thing but elbow to opposite knee
7. Side leg kicks left
8. Plié Squat Pulses (tuck tailbone in)
9. Side kick Right
10. Jump Rope
11. Downhill Skier on moguls
12. Around the World Kicks – left then right
13. Jump forward two jumps back
14. Jack it Out
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