POPSUGAR Fitness

3 Moves to Do Before You Lunge, Squat, or Jump

May 6 2014 - 2:50pm

A solid warmup sets you up for a solid workout. After five minutes of light cardio on the treadmill, elliptical, or rowing machine, these three moves prep your lower body for lunging, jumping, and all sorts of squats.

Leg Swings

Grease up the old ball and socket of your hip joint with some leg swings. This move works in the lateral plane of motion, often overlooked in warmups and workouts.

Standing Leg Cradle


This active glute stretch opens up the back of the hip, priming all the muscles in your butt to fire.

Rocking Lunge

Give an active stretch to both your hips and hamstrings with the rocking lunge.


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