Whether you're skiing down a mountain, ice skating on a pond or simply walking through the snow, it's important to warm up your body before heading out into the elements. Preparing your muscles for movement will prevent injury, improve performance and reduce soreness. Perform this routine before any sport or activity. You can do it inside or out.
Pre-Workout Winter Warmup
Do 10 reps of each of the following moves.
Back lunges: Take a big step back with one leg, deeply bend both knees and lower down until knee hovers over the floor. Drive off the ball of your foot to come to standing. Keep chest up the entire time. After 10 reps on one side, switch legs and repeat.
Squats: Stand with feet hip-width apart. Deeply bend both knees, shift hips back and lower down until thighs are parallel with the ground. Keep back straight.
Knee-to-chest: Balance on one leg and draw the opposite knee to your chest. Hold for 2-3 seconds, then switch sides. Engage your core the entire time.
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