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No matter what’s on tap for today’s workout, warming up is essential to getting the body performance ready and preventing injury. While the ideal warm-up varies from workout to workout, experts suggest starting with dynamic movements that mimic what the body will be doing when it’s time to turn up the intensity. Walking lunges, walking toe touches, and bodyweight movements like push-ups are great options to get the body prepped for higher intensity moves.

The Takeaway: Try dynamic movements in a warm-up to best prepare the body for exercise.

Roll It Out

Try foam rolling to prep the body before hitting the weights.

Stretch the Right Way

Avoid static stretching pre-workout to avoid tiring out muscles.