A Peloton Trainer Gives Us Her Top 3 Warmup Moves to Do Before Runs
When it comes to any kind of exercise, a warmup (and cooldown!) is important, so running is no exception. NASM-certified Peloton Tread master trainer and USATF/RRCA run coach Rebecca Kennedy told POPSUGAR that if you're doing a more intense run — like 20-minute HIIT on the treadmill — she would recommend getting a run warmup in first. Peloton's digital app, for example, has 10-minute warmup runs on demand. But if you're doing more of an endurance run, a five-minute warmup with dynamic stretches (involving movement) is ideal to get your heart rate elevated and target your hamstrings, glutes, and hips, she said.
In a warmup, you want to be doing, movements that "warm the muscles up and prepare the joints and the ligaments to actually receive that impact," she explained. Ahead, check out Rebecca's top three warmup exercises for runs that you can do in whichever order you choose. Then, find more expert tips from Rebecca for how to properly do a treadmill HIIT workout here.