Improve Your Warm-up Routine with These Effective "Cheats"
Do you have a hard time warming up?
Do you do the usual stretching, running around, twisting and turning to warm-up and you just can't seem to loosen up how you want? Try some of these warm-up "cheats"!
Use a Foam Roller and/or massage gun on those hard to hit or tight spots!
Use the Seat Warmer in your vehicle while on your way or leaving your tennis match! This is a great way to help the muscles that you use all during your match either warm-up and get ready or relax afterwards!
Thermacare or other heat patch to “warm up” local areas. This is always a good go-to when you have strained a muscle or have a muscle area that seems to cramp and get locally tight!
Compression sleeves or socks for muscle strains. This feels awesome - especially on your thighs or calves!
With that being said the most important (and best) way to warm-up is to use your body in a dynamic fashion.
Make sure to perform a movement prep session to get your body actually moving and prepared to play tennis. You can check out a simple dynamic movement prep HERE!
This is a sample dynamic warm-up but feel free to utilize any variation of these movements or other movements that you feel comfortable performing before you play!