Upper-Body Warm-Up Exercises

Maybe you hop on the treadmill for five minutes. Maybe you do a few arm circles and hold an arm stretch for 30 seconds. Worst of all, maybe you skip a warm-up all together.

If any of the aforementioned actions describes the beginning of your upper-body workout routine, you're not doing much to prepare your muscles for the activity they're about to endure.

One of the most important parts of a good workout program is the warm-up. When planning these exercises, it's not as simple as throwing your arms in circles and conducting some light stretches. These exercises should increase your body temperature, improve joint lubrication, increase mobility and groove proper movement patterns.

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