Warm-Up

If you haven't done a thorough warm-up, you can't perform at your peak. Properly warming up wakes the body up, gets your blood pumping and improves flexibility. STACK has warm-up tips and techniques from pro and college athletes and teams. Start your training session off right with a proper warm-up.

Latest in Warm-Up

6 Reasons to Schedule Summer Morning Workouts

Six Convincing Reasons to Schedule Summer Morning Workouts By Jim Carpentier, CSCS It's tempting for athletes and non-athletes to sleep in or postpone...

By: Jim Carpentier

How Long to Hold a Stretch to Improve Flexibility

Stretching arguably is one of the most butchered aspects of training. Unless you have a strength coach or you're a gym rat, there's a good chance you ...

By: Andy Haley

7 Essential Warm-Up Drills That Most Athletes Ignore

Warming up is an often overlooked but very important part of a training session that should never be overlooked. When talking warm ups, dynamic is best,...

By: John Papp

Improve Your Explosiveness With a Plyo Warm-Up

Plyometrics are movements that involve large amounts of eccentric force with the goal of increasing speed/power in the form of shorter faster concentric...

By: Erick Avila

This Warm-Up Method Primes Your Muscles to Safely Lift Heavier Weights

We know that the old school warm up where you simply complete a few sets of lighter work before you main sets isn't optimal. We also know that rolling...

By: Kyle Arsenault CSCS

Latest Videos in Warm-Up

How to Warm Up for a High-Intensity Workout

At CrossFit Distinction in Ohio, coach Scott Supler demonstrates how to warm up for a high-intensity activity. Supler explains how and why to get your joints and body loose and ready before starting a workout.

Get Loose to Run Fast With This Ultimate Pre-Run Warm-Up

CrossFit Sixth City owner and runner Adam Daugherty shows you the ultimate warm-up routine to make sure you are ready for your run.

Try This Speed Ladder Warm Up From NFL CB Chris Harris Jr.

See how a Super Bowl Champion uses the speed ladder to get his body ready to play.

Try This NFL-Caliber Dynamic Warm-up with Chris Harris Jr.

See the moves a Super Bowl champion defensive back does at the start of his workouts to prepare his body to perform.

How J.J. Watt Prepares for Speed Workouts

Brad Arnett, J.J. Watt's strength coach, explains how to perform a movement prep warm-up that prevents injury and improves speed.