Hi all! Today I wanted to share with you a typical warm up routine with warm up exercises that I do with my classes. I have mentioned before how important it is to warm up the body and get it all nice and warm. This prevents the muscles from being injured.
I typically spend about 8-10 minutes warming up before starting the workouts that I teach. I start with cardio, and finish with moves that we will be using in class, whether with less weight or no weight at all.
The purpose of performing the movements during the warm up is so I can make sure I give enough cues and we get used to the actual movement without a heavy amount of weight. We need to keep good form throughout all exercises, and this gives me a chance to make sure everyone is doing it correctly.
Typically the warm up changes every week. I don’t actually have anything set in stone that I do, but rather switch between exercises after an appropriate amount of time.
If you are looking for a way to warm that body up before you get going on the weights, look no further. This will have you fully prepared to take on a run, or head to the weight room.
The Warm Up
Remember to always check my exercise dictionary for help on how to do the moves!
We then move into squats, lunges, bicep curls, shoulder presses, tricep extensions, and other various moves we might be working on throughout the class, with little or no weight added!