Always Warm Up Before A Full Body Workout
A light warm up helps prepare the body for the more vigorous exercise to come. It doesn’t need to be complicated, it is just good to get your body moving and your blood flowing before you get started with your full body workout.
Walk on the spot for 30 seconds and try to exaggerate your body movements. Aim for soldier marching and make sure to concentrate on your breathing throughout.
Take a moment to recover if you need to and then stand upright with your feet shoulder width apart. Raise your arms above your head, breathing in slowly as you do so. Hold the position for a few seconds and then lower your arms, exhaling as throughout the movement. Repeat this movement ten times to open up your torso.
Next up, arm circles can help improve mobility in the arms and shoulders. Standing with your feet at around shoulder width apart, bring your arms up from your sides until they are horizontal. Start making small circles with your arms and gradually make the circles bigger as you do so.
Hip circles are good for limbering up your lower body. Again, standing with your feet around shoulder width apart, place your hands on your hips and bend your knees slightly. Begin to rotate your hips in a circular motion and, as with the arm circles, you can make the circles gradually bigger to increase the range of motion.
This is a basic home warm up that uses every part of the body. Depending on your level of fitness, strength and flexibility, it is also good to try and incorporate some stretching and light plyometric movements into your warm up too.