Perform 10-20 of each move
Start each exercise session with these warm up exercises to prepare your muscles for the work out and avoid muscle stiffness and injury. A good warm up session will increase your blood flow and will even boost your metabolism.
Tight hamstrings will have a negative impact on your posture and movement. This move will limber up and engage the muscles so you can get the most out of your exercise.
- Lie on your back, head on the floor, with one leg extended straight out resting on the ground. Ensure you engage your stomach muscles by sucking your belly button in towards the floor.
- With your other leg, bend the hip and knee to 90 degrees. If you find this difficult you can extend the stretch by holding your leg with both hands. Use this as the starting position for the move.
- Extend your leg straight into the air at a 90 degree angle and hold this position for 5 seconds. And don’t forget to breathe!
- Return your leg to the starting position and repeat the move 10-20 times before switching legs.