By Craig Friedman, Athletes' Performance
You’ll typically spend about five minutes training in the Blue Zone to begin your miCoach cardio workouts. While it may be tempting to skip this warm-up, the first few minutes of your workouts are critical.
You’ll derive key benefits for injury prevention, such as stimulating blood flow, increasing your core temperature, and preparing your muscles for activity. Your warm-up in the Blue Zone is also the perfect time to work on your form. You’ll further reduce your risk for pain and conserve energy during your workouts by running with proper technique.
Use your warm-up as an opportunity to practice moving with intention—running tall, with your legs beneath your hips, your torso engaged, and your eyes fixed on the horizon. Your body and mind should be fresh at the start of your workout, so you can focus on proper mechanics that will carry through your run. For more technique tips, check out “7 Keys to Proper Running Mechanics.”