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

Avoid These Gym Hazards to Work Out Safely

Prevent Exercise-Related Injuries with These Tips So You Don't Miss Workouts or Games By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Injuries on the field, court, or ice are...

By: Jim Carpentier

Sport-Specific Warm-Up for Rock Climbers

Rock climbing is a unique total body activity that utilizes human anatomy, unlike any other sport. It is a total body workout that involves insanely...

By: Brian Carlson

Why You Should Warm Up With the World's Greatest Stretch

The Worlds Greatest Stretch (WGS) is a legendary catch-all movement in the field of sports performance and fitness, and has been for a long time. It is...

By: Justin Ochoa

12 Dynamic Mobility Exercises That Alleviate Tight Muscles and Prevent Injuries

A Dozen Sports and Exercise Performance-Boosting/Injury-Preventive Dynamic Warm-Up Movements By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Perhaps the most important part of...

By: Jim Carpentier

This Dynamic Warm-Up Guarantees a Bigger Bench Press and Deadlift

Always End Your Warm Up With Dynamic Activation If you want to be a strong and powerful athlete, you better be training the central nervous system (CNS)...

By: John Rusin

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.