Despite what we learned in middle school gym class, static or “cold” stretching before a workout doesn’t help athletic performance. In fact, static stretching can decrease strength and flexibility. Instead, opt for a dynamic warm-up like skipping rope, jump squats, or other plyometric movements.

Do it Today: Get the heart pumping before a challenging workout to improve performance and prevent injury.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger:

Work on explosive power with these plyometric bodyweight exercises.

Beauty Rest:

Trying to build muscle? Make sure to pencil in those rest days to let he body recover.