One of the most complete and fun “Me and…” workouts I’ve had. Found a slight incline for a little roll factor to make it a touch more work than flat ground but either would work really well.
Warming up is such a tremendously valuable practice that, particularly as you get older and/or increase the demand on the body, can be an irreplaceable part of your exercise program. Over the years I’ve tried a hundred different things and have found some things work, others don’t and still others kinda work but depend on how I’m feeling that day.
For a warmup, my priority is usually a quick activation of the nervous system and mild muscular stimulation and circulatory pump. Nothing tiring, just something that gets my blood pumping, body loose and mind connected. There’s probably dozens of “best” warmup sequences out there but this Warmup and the couple I’ll share down the road are what work for me.
Warm It Up 1 – Outdoors
*Done outside, bare feet and shirt off but could be done anywhere. This is about 35 different moves – I spend anywhere from 10-30 seconds on each one and keep moving for most of the whole 10 minutes it takes me. Could be done in any order this just my basic preference.
Do it once to warm up well. Twice to really warm up. Three, four or five times and you’ve just worked out.
Heel and Toe Raises
Pronate and Supinate Feet
External and Internal Hip Rotation
Back Breast Stroke
Back Roll Two Sided Toe Touch/V Sit
Back Roll Standup
Back Roll Candlestick Jump
Back Roll Jumping Jack
One Leg Toe Touch and Reach
One Leg Toe Touch and Reach Eyes Closed
Xiaopeng Double Forwards
Upper Body Twists
Bouncing and Shaking
Deep Mountain Climbers
Super Speed Arm Raises
Super Speed Flys
Super Speed Rows
Double Arm Circles (forward and back)
Double Arm Raises (quick)
Pop Pushups/Toe Pops
Drop Pushups to Backward Jump
Bow/Downward Dog Combo
Bow/Prone Crunch Combo
The latest installment. I may or may not be doing number 4 because I may or may not have been asked to stop climbing all over the place while filming this…
Inspired by Tuesday’s workout which only used a corner area of the community center, I headed back over there to explore the possibility of the opposite corner…
Yesterday I was in the mood to experiment, jump around and have fun. So I headed over to the local community center and this is what happened…
Today the friends of choice were some picnic tables at a local park. There were four grouped together but I ended up just using two of them for today’s workout/playtime…
Just a few examples of some of the ways I use a park bench to keep fit…
A video montage of some things I like to do at one of my local playgrounds…
A couple minutes of the fitness opportunity a little patch of grass can provide…
Stumbled across this video this morning and loved it. For those interested in moving the body naturally, having fun and being creative, watching this quick video is really neat way to spend three minutes of your day…