Did you know that stretching before a sport or event that requires explosive, fast movements can actually decrease your performance? Depending on the type of activity you perform, you may actually decrease the amount of power you can produce. This could be your tennis serve or your vertical jump. Dynamic warm ups involve putting your joints and muscles through ranges that are similar to your sport’s movement pattern thus preparing you for the exercise ahead without losing your body’s natural “springiness” that helps you with producing force. Dynamic warm ups can help prevent injury as well! Simple examples could be leg swings, light resistance band work, agility ladders or jumping. For more info, check out our personal training or boot camps provided by South Sherbrook Fitness. Ask for Lester.