Workout of the Season #1: Runner’s Strength

Workout of the Season #2 – Pre-Workout Warm-up

This quarter’s WOS is all about optimizing your performance with a Pre-Workout Warm-Up. This is a two-step warm up and it is guaranteed to help you run, walk and perform better in your workouts.

Step 1 of the WOS Pre-Workout Warm-Up begins with release work on the foam roller. This is a different approach than the normal foam roll exercise because it is specific to relaxing tight muscles. Learn how to perform Step 1 of the WOS by watching the video below.

Step 2 of the WOS Pre-Workout Warm-Up includes walking and dynamic exercises. To learn how to perform these exercises, watch the video below, or listen to the podcast and have Coach Jenny coach you through step 2.

This two-step Pre-Workout Warm-Up Routine will aid in releasing muscle tightness, improve muscle and joint range of motion, and prepare your body for the demands of the workout ahead.

Please note: if you are new to dynamic exercises, it is highly recommended to start with the following exercises for the first 3-4 weeks, then progress to trying all of them.

  • Knee Hug
  • Side Shuffle
  • Butt Kickers

STEP 1: Foam Roll Release Video


STEP 2: Dynamic Exercises Video


STEP 3: Dynamic Warm Up Podcast

Listen and Download here.