Experts often say to stretch before working out, but if you don’t always do it, you are likely setting yourself up for possible injury and missing out on some serious fitness benefits. Dynamic stretching warms up your body and prepares the muscles for exercise to help reduce injury. Stretching also improves flexibility and the full range of joint motion, as well as burns calories pre-exercise. For a simple move, try doing leg swings.
HOW TO DO:
- For approximately 3-5 minutes, perform leg swings before exercise.
- Using a wall or sturdy object as support, swing leg forward and backward in a full range of motion. Swing each leg 5-10 times.
For optimal fitness results, balance exercise with healthy nutrition and high quality sleep.