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Dynamic Stretching Warmup
This is the dynamic stretching warmup to be done before the First Strides® workout. Posture and the core are also important when doing these. Generally, the back should be straight and the core engaged.
Calf Raises – Benefits: calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus muscles)
Ankle Circles – Benefits: ankle strength and flexibility
Hip Circles – Benefits: hips, core muscles, lower back and legs
Alternating Side Lunges – Benefits: glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, inner and outer thighs, as well as hip and knee extensors.
High Knees (marching in place) – Benefits: hip and knee joints, glutes, hamstrings, calves and arms
Toy Soldier – Benefits: hamstrings, glutes, hip flexors, quads, calves
Arm Swing Body Hugs - Benefits: pecs and upper back muscles
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