Dynamic Warm Ups
Apparently you guys have shin splints. I understand your pain.
This week, I have a wretched knee injury which came from too much trail running and too little stretching; a small little nudge from my knee went very quickly from “It’s nothing” to “OMGIamdying” pain in short order. My bad.
So I have been proofing the latest draft of the magazine’s issue with a frozen bag of peas on my knee and leading my exercise classes like a tin soldier this week – hoping it will be miraculously healed for Saturday when I am racing with the varsity team in Guelph.
All that vamping for what I have for you today..which truthfully isn’t much. But I love you guys so much, I made a movie for you through blurry eyes at 6 am after teaching a class and the quality reflects it.
One of the spin-off conversations from last week was the necessity of stretching before a run. There are many conflicting arguments out there, but I am a fan if I am doing intervals or just starting out after a running hiatus.
A few words about that…(whatever THAT was.)
When you are lunging, make sure your knees do NOT go over your toes.
Your warm up can be different from what is on the movie but make sure you do movements on each plane.
After doing it, I immediately thought of at least 5 other favourite warm ups, but Frankensteins are amazing and so is high jumps (drive your knees into your chest).
What did I miss?