Try These 4 Dynamic Exercise Warm-Ups

Active stretching movements offer benefits

Doing a functional warm-up instead of static stretching before exercise offers various benefits, says Daniel Hass, DPT, SCS. The movements increase body temperature, heart rate and blood flow. Hass says he recommends these movements as being more beneficial and effective than static stretches.

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In this video, Hass will demonstrate how to do these warm-ups, which are especially good for runners:

  • Walking lunges
  • Sumo squat side lifts
  • Butt kicks
  • Toy soldiers (knee to chest)

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