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5 Stretches to Refresh Your Warmup

Dave Cruz

Here’s a simple way to keep your workouts fresh: Mix in some new moves. Try incorporating any of the stretches below into your dynamic warmup to help avoid injury, improve flexibility, and get more out of your workout.

Lateral Lunge to Drop Lunge

This move stretches the outside of your hips and your inner thighs.


This essential warmup movement prepares your shoulders, torso, and hamstrings for a great training session.

Knee Hug Lunge, Elbow to Instep

A favorite of EXOS members, this stretch prepares your glutes, calves, hamstrings, groin, and hip flexors for an intense workout.

Reverse Lunge with Lateral Flexion

This move stretches your hip flexors, groin, and torso.

Inverted Hamstring

Use this stretch to loosen the often-tight hamstrings and challenge your balance at the same time.

For more innovative warmup moves, visit our section on Movement Prep >

Originally published January 25, 2012. Updated August 18, 2015.

Tags: Mobility, Movement Preparation, Stretching, Flexibility