The 2-Minute Warm-Up That Primes Every Muscle

October 1, 2014 12:20 PM

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The 2-Minute Warm-Up That Primes Every Muscle

Starting a workout cold increases your risk of injury, and you won't be able to perform your best until your muscles are warm. Fortunately, muscle priming can be boiled down to one essential move: the functional lunge. This dynamic exercise fires everything -– legs, glutes, core, back and shoulders. It's also a great way to open up the hips.

Step 1: Lunge Begin in a split stance, back knee slightly bent, front leg at a 90-degree angle with your weight in your front heel; bring your arms into a W, squeezing your shoulder blades together and down. Hinge from your hips and reach your arms in front of you, as if you were trying to grab some...

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