After offering her take on a quick 20-minute hotel workout, Tori Bowie has more tips for running enthusiasts looking to get the most from their workout, as featured on DailyBurn.com.
This time, Tori is talking warmups and how they can improve your overall workout. These moves are designed to prep your muscles for movement and get the blood flowing to your hips and legs.
The first is a Donkey Kick. You start on your hands and knees with your wrists under shoulders, knees under your hips and abs engaged.
As Tori demonstrates, flex your right foot and lift it straight up toward the ceiling, keeping your knee bent at a 90-degree angle. Then continue to push it upward, above hip height, for 10 reps. After 10 reps on one side, switch and do the same movement with your other leg.
Next up is a set of knee circles. Once again you start on your hands and knees, wrists under shoulders knees under hips and abs engaged.
However for this exercise, lift your right knee straight up and out to the side. Then pull your knee forward and around to create a circular motion. Again, repeat for 10 reps, then switch sides.
Finally, there is a hip flexion set. This time, sit on the floor with your right leg extended in front of you and your left leg bent so your foot is by your butt.
While keeping your knee straight, flex your right foot and use your abs and hip muscles to lift your right leg straight up. Once more, repeat for 10 reps, then switch sides.
Those three stretching exercise should sufficiently stretch out your legs, leading to a more comfortable and productive workout.