Posts tagged Warm-up exercise
How (and when) to Foam Roll

Chances are you've heard of foam rollers. Or you've at least seen them stacked near the stretch mats at your gym. If you've tried one, you may have also wondered if you were using it correctly. Like, is this seemingly arbitrary rolling around motion right?!  

(Maybe that was just me)

I was formally introduced to foam rollers when I became a trainer. I had seen them before, but thought they were only for rehab, hard-core runners, or for after a workout if you were super sore.

Turns out that wasn't totally off base, they can be used for all those reasons, but foam rollers can also be used before a workout, alongside any type of exercise (not just running), and can help with injury prevention, not just the recovery after. 

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Avoid Injury with These 5 Warm-Up Exercises

Warm-up exercises are like dental check-ups. You know they are important, but it's also really easy to skip them. 

When I worked at my corporate job, I already felt like I deserved a gold star just for making it into the gym. I didn't need extra credit for also starting with a killer warm-up routine (I mean, who has that kind of time anyway?!).

Also, doesn't putting on a sports bra count for something???

(Side note, speaking of sports bras... I was usually getting to the gym later than I wanted, thanks boss, so I'd change out of work clothes as if I was on some timed competition, where the top prize went to the fastest outfit change... Am I the only weirdo who does this?)

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