What you do just before you train can have a big impact on what you get out of your workout.
Most people prepare for a training session by carrying out some routine stretching exercises or light cardio, but it’s important to remember that stretching only helps to improve your static (non-moving) flexibility and cardio isn’t specific, so combined, they don’t do a fantastic job of preparing your body for the training session in hand.
It’s best to do your stretches at the end of your workout as part of the cool-down, NOT at the beginning of a training session.
A dynamic pre-mobility routine will warm up and prepare your body completely for the vigorous movements you perform in your workouts. I’ve provided a pre-mobility warm-up drill (video below) for you via my YouTube channel that you must perform before any session. It’s been devised to mobilise the hip area, activate the glutes and open up the chest area prior to training, as well preparing the rest of the body for the session in hand.
As many people spend a good portion of their working day sitting, most people have rounded shoulders, tight hips and inactive glutes. Over time, the pre-mobility warm-up will improve these areas, resulting in better muscle recruitment and performing the drill will also reduce the possibility of back pain. It must be performed before any workout you do and I can’t stress enough how important it is. Do not skip this! See the video below on how to perform this.