To make your workout as efficient as possible, make sure you do these 5 exercises before going to the gym. Make sure you give yourself time for warm-up and cooldown, too!
A quick run-through of those will do the trick and should take no more than 10 minutes (which is less time than it takes to drive down the street to your local gym!)
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Note:- Make sure you do these 5 exercises before going to the gym. All this time getting ready for leg day has made you hungry, so now it’s time to go eat! Remembering all of these important exercises takes no more than 10 minutes and will help you get the most out of your workout.
So Let’s Start
1 – Glute Bridge
This exercise not only helps “wake up” your glutes but also your entire body. Do this for 30 seconds on each side. This is a great replacement for leg squats in case you have any knee problems. It’s an easy way to work out without putting pressure on your joints, unlike traditional squatting which requires a full range of motion.
2 – Forward Flexion Lunge
This will be your first exercise before you hit the gym. You’ll do this for 30 seconds on each side then move right into your second exercise which is glute bridges again, only this time it’s with a 3-second hold at the top. This works to strengthen your legs by preparing them for squats and deadlifts, which are both great leg exercises that work pretty much every muscle in your body! All you need is a barbell to use at home so there’s no excuse to skip leg day…
3 – Hamstring Curls
Static hamstring curls are an extremely effective warmup movement to help prepare your hamstrings for what lies ahead. You can either do these laying down with a band around your foot or standing with a barbell behind your knees. This is definitely going to feel good in the right spots and get your blood flowing!
4 – Hip Flexor Stretch
Hip flexors could use some love, too. Doing this for 60 seconds on each side will help stretch out these muscles so you can work them safely and effectively later down the road. You can do this anytime before working out, but it’s especially useful if you plan on doing deadlifts today because they’ll be able to serve their true purpose after getting stretched out before lifting heavyweights!
5 – Plank
You’re almost done! The last thing to do is hold your plank for 30 seconds. Why? Because holding yourself in the plank position is the foundation for almost every movement you’re going to do at the gym. It’s an essential fundamental exercise that can’t be skipped! All this time getting ready for leg day has made you hungry, so now it’s time to go eat!
Remembering all of these important exercises takes no more than 10 minutes and will help you get the most out of your workout so don’t skip it! If you have a little extra time on your hands, add a few sets of warmup & cooldown exercises on top of these 5 moves – they’ll really prep your body for what lies ahead and save some serious energy while working out.
The workouts were designed for people who:
– Hire personal trainers and go to the gym 4 days a week but never see results, or…
– Start going to the gym believing all the hype they see in magazines about training 6 times a week with little rest between sets to burn fat while building muscle at the same time, or…
– Cannot find the time (or motivation) to get into fitness (let alone figure out what workout routine they should do that day), or…
1 – Glute Bridge; 2 – Forward Flexion Lunge; 3 – Hamstring Curls; 4 – Hip Flexor Stretch; 5 – Plank. Make sure you do these 5 exercises before going to the gym. All this time getting ready for leg day has made you hungry, so now it’s time to go eat! Remembering all of these important exercises takes no more than 10 minutes and will help you get the most out of your workout.
That’s all for this article. I hope you enjoyed reading it and learned something new that is useful to you in your fitness journey!