If you are new to working out or if you feel like you should be stretching before your workout but aren’t sure how, you need the right information to start off on the right foot – so to speak 🙂
There is a lot of information out there and it can be very confusing, especially for beginners!
2. Now, what are dynamic warmups?
Dynamic warmups are a specific type of warmup that includes a series of exercises that mimic the movements and muscles used in the workout you will be doing.
For example, if you are going to be doing a lot of squats and lunges in your workout, you would do a dynamic warmup that includes squats and lunges.
This type of warmup is beneficial because it warms up the muscles and prepares them for the activity you will be doing.
3. What are static stretches?
Static stretches are another type of warmup that is effective before a workout.
They can be very beneficial, but they should not be done at the same time as dynamic warmups.
Instead, after you have finished your dynamic warmup and before your workout begins, you should do some static stretches (hold each stretch for 10 to 30 seconds).
Examples of static stretches
4. Best ways to stretch before a workout - examples
When you are choosing a warmup, make sure that you are targeting as many of your major muscle groups as possible. Doing a warmup is especially important when you are doing high intensity workouts or when you feel tight before a workout.
You can also do a warmup as part of your cool down routine after the workout is over.