Warmups are important. They improve your range of motion, reduce your risk of injury, and prime your muscles so that you can perform at your absolute best.
But what if we told you that you can get all those benefits in just one move?
Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour calls it “The One Mobility Move to Rule Them All.” And he’s not kidding. (Watch him demonstrate it in the video above.)
“It addresses all the areas we really want to open up—your ankles, hips, and upper back.” Gaddour says.
The mobility movement also activates the small—but key—stabilizing muscles in your core and shoulders, turns on your glutes, and gets your blood pumping, he explains.
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Do it for 2 to 5 minutes before your next workout. However, if you’re super tight, increase the time to 5 to 10 minutes.