Before I film or do any Move With Linds workout, I ALWAYS do a warm-up. People often skip this step in their workout and jump right into their movements, but it’s extremely important to warm your muscles to prevent injury. I know most of us don’t have a lot of time, but warming up can actually help you perform better in your workout. When you warm-up, your blood temperature rises, increasing blood flow to your muscles. This looses up your joints and tendons and prepares them for intense movement.
- Pre-workout: My go-to warmup actually starts in the kitchen. Before I do my workout, I use Vital Protein’s Pre-workout powder. I normally stay away from pre-workouts because they make me jittery, but this one doesn’t affect me. It contains collagen, which supports your muscles, and three types of nitric oxide producers that increase blood flow.
- Muscle Gun & Foam Roll: After my pre-workout, I love to foam roll for a few minutes. I’m typically sore from my workout the day before, so this can relieve muscle tightness, reduce inflammation and increase your joint range of motion. If I don’t foam roll, I use my Theragun. This also works to activate your muscles and increase your range of motion. It feels sooooo good, especially after a tough workout.
- Slow Movement: My last step in my warmup routine is a quick series. I like to get my heart rate up, so I run through these 4 movements 3 times for 30 seconds each. It’s quick, but it will get your heart rate pumping and blood flowing. After this, you’ll be ready to crush your workout!
- Jumping Jacks
- Air Squats
- Donkey Kicks (each side)
- Plank to downward dog
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