Should you warm up before a running?
Warming up before a run is a topic of hot debate among the running community. We can't provide a definitive answer here either, since scientists have not provided any clear recommendations.
One thing is certain: When you begin a run without warming up first, your body is still in idle mode. This isn't ideal for performance.
Our advice: Try some warm-up exercises before your next run and see how this affects your training. Compare this with a day when you didn't do any warm-up exercises before running.
The aim of warming up before a jog is to achieve physiological benefits without tiring out the muscles. The following four pre-run warm-up exercises are designed to:
Warm up before running and loosen your gluteal muscles.
Warm up thigh muscles for fast legs while running.
Activation of the core muscles for a strong center while running.
Activation of the hip extensor muscles and stabilization of the leg axes.