Don’t forget the warm-up!
Warming up before physical activity is a must-do. The most up-to-date recommendation is to complete a dynamic warm-up. By now, most have heard this before, but what should you be doing specifically? Before completing your exercise routine or competing in a sport, you should complete functionally based exercises that use sport-specific movements to prepare the body for activity which you would be performing in your sport/exercise. Start movements slowly and progress to faster and more complex movements. You can follow a specific routine every time, or think about the movements you make in your sport and be creative. Below are 10 basic examples of dynamic warm-up movements you can complete in a down-and-back fashion: