Lower-Body Warm-Up Exercises

Ah, the infamous "leg day."

Sometimes it's a struggle to even make it to the gym when you're planning to train your lower body, let alone spend time warming up before the often dreaded workout.

But not only can avoiding a warm-up increase your risk of injury, it can also hinder your performance. This holds especially true when you walk into the gym after a night of sleep or a long day of sitting at a desk.

A good warm-up will raise your body temperature, improve mobility and groove proper movement patterns. Some people require more mobility, while others require more stability. Regardless of your needs, there are several warm-up exercises that can prepare you for almost any type of lower-body exercise.

Tip: Spend five minutes on a foam roller before your warm-up to better prepare your muscles.

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