Best Warm Up Exercises

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1. Arm Circles

Begin by standing with your feet hip-width apart and arms extended straight out to the sides.

Go in tiny reverse circles, then grow larger and larger. Maintain a firm core at all times.

Arm Circles

2. Hip Circles

Begin in a standing position with feet hip-width apart and arms extended or palms on hips.

Raise your right knee and circle it inward, around the body's exterior, and down, as if you were trailing a hurdle.

Hip Circles

3. Down Dog With Bicycle Feet

Keep your palms open and press them into the ground as you lower your chest toward your thighs. 

30 to 60 seconds should be spent pressing one heel at a time toward the floor.

Down Dog With Bicycle Feet

4. Lateral Side Reaches

Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides. 

Return to the center position and repeat with the left hand.

Lateral Side Reaches

5. Moving Side Squats

Step your right foot to the right and settle back into a squat at the same time.

Multiple repetitions while advancing laterally to the right. 

Moving Side Squats

6. Reverse Lunges With Arm Arcs

Stand with your feet six inches apart and your arms raised.

Step the right foot forward to the front as you raise your arms. 

Reverse Lunges With Arm Arcs

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