We prepared this video a little while ago and it took longer to put together because it is a longer format video. We made this video real time length, because we wanted to stress the importance of doing a proper warm up before you jump into your workout. You will see that this warm up routine will be very handy for you this week, because our next theme is going to focus on high intensity interval training and your body will need to be warmed up. Also I wanted to show you what I do to prepare my mind and body for my daily workouts. You may think that the visualization practices are just hocus pocus, but many top athletes use visualization to help them achieve their goals. Think like a winner and not like a whiner (or a wiener for that matter) haha. If you warm up and prepare your mind for the intensity of your workout, you will not only help to prevent injury, but you will absolutely get better results from your training. One of my resolutions for 2010 was not to skip my warm up or my stretching ever again. I no longer consider the warm up and stretching as separate activities from my workouts. It is all one, and it is all important part of my training. It is easy, sometimes to just want to skip into the workout and then avoid stretching, because you want to move on to other things. If you take the approach of skipping out on your warm up and stretching, you are leaving 2/3 of the potential benefits on the table.
Enjoy your warm up and try to beat your personal best in any of my workouts.
P.S. I forgot to say in the video that for the first exercise you might want to change the direction of your body movement.