Warm-Up Before Workout: We all know that we need to warm-up our body before working out. Most of the people ignore warm up before working out. As a result, they fail to do the complete strength training and it even leads to the stretching of muscles. Only walking or running on the treadmill does not suffice your warm up. Before working out, you need a full body warm-up which will help your muscles to get a good and healthy flow of blood. Besides this, warming up also prevents the injuries that can take place during a workout session. If you are short of time even then you can do a proper warm-up. Let’s discuss how. (Also read: Why should one do a proper warm up before working out)
Warm-Up Before Workout: Best 5-minute warm-up exercises to do before a workout
- Skipping rope
- Alternate knee hangs
- Walk out planks
- High Knees
Before working out, skipping rope is the best way to warm up. One must skip the rope evenly with the help of both the legs. You can do the variations later on. Do it for 30 seconds.
Alternate knee hangs
In order to alternate knee hangs, open your legs hip-width apart. Now bring a knee up and touch your chest with it. Try to keep your shoulders back and keep your core tight. Now repeat it with the other knee. Do it for 30 seconds.
Walk out planks
To do walk-out planks, open your legs hip-width apart. Now bend forward and touch the floor with your palms. This way, try to move forward with the help of your palms. Now stop in the high plank position. Now walk again and then stand straight. Do it for 45 seconds.
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High knees are an effective and easy way to workout. This is like jogging only but in this, we have to job by standing at a particular place. In this, we keep the hands in front of the waist and then try to touch them with our knees. You must do it for 30 seconds.
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These are some of the effective warm-up exercises. These exercises do not take much time and help to warm up the body properly. You can read this article in Hindi too.