01 Feb Best Workout Warmup – Full Length – Natalie Jill
The BEST Workout Warmup
Today we are doing the BEST workout warmup. It’s super simple, easy to do, and will get everything warmed up and ready for your workout. Did you know that most of us have tight hip flexors and are QUAD dominant? As a result, we do not use our glutes and hamstrings to their maximum ability during our workouts. This workout will help you warm up your hip flexors, loosening your quads, and getting your hamstrings and quads ready to work!
Best Workout Warmup #1
Start on your back with your legs straight out in front of you and your lower back pressed into the floor. You can bend a leg if you need to, but make sure the small of your back is pressed against the ground and that you are breathing. Raise and lower one leg repeatedly. Do this for 15 seconds and then switch sides.
Best Workout Warmup #2
Press your heels into the ground and point your toes forward. Push through the heels and drive your butt up off the ground. You should be squeezing your glutes and your hamstrings, not using your lower back. Do this for 30 seconds.
Best Workout Warmup #3
Move into a plank position on your hands. Bring your right leg up by your hands and twist your body, raising your right hand up in the air. Step the right leg back, and then repeat on your left. Do this for 30 seconds.
Best Workout Warmup #4
For the dynamic hip flexor stretch, you want to get on your knees, bring one leg up into a 90 degree angle. Pulse forward slightly. Make sure you keep everything tight, and that you don’t have an arch in your back. You should feel this stretching your hip flexors. Do one side for 15 seconds and then switch to the other side.
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