Runner’s Dynamic Warm Up

Runner’s Dynamic Warm Up

What is a dynamic warm up? Let’s start with the definition from the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

  • Dynamic – marked by continuous usually productive activity or change; marked by energy or forcefulness.
  • Warm up – to engage in preliminary exercise.
To summarize, a dynamic warm up is a preliminary exercise which is done with energy to effectively prepare the body for running. This Runner’s Dynamic Warm Up video shows a quick, to the point dynamic warm up to prepare your body for running.
Key points for your dynamic warm up:
  • Make sure to include movement in all 3 planes of motion.
    • sagittal: front and back
    • frontal: side to side
    • rotational: rotation
  • Build on your movement patterns from smaller to larger, and from less aggressive to more aggressive
  • The colder it is outside, or the less active you have been before running, the longer the warm up should be.

For more information on Runner’s Dynamic Warm Ups, running, or health and fitness, contact Baudry Therapy Center/ BRIO today!

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