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When you’re doing an at-home workout, the warmup tends to be one of those unspoken “I’ll skip just over that” portions of your sweat sesh.
But now that it’s running season (and especially if you’re training for a 5k or 10k in our four-week United States of Running program) warming up is something you’re definitely going to want to add back into your workout routine.
Take it from Nike trainer Traci Copeland, who is sharing her tips on how to warm up for a run in this week’s episode of Trainer of the Month Club with her seven-minute warmup routine designed to get your body loose so you’re ready to hit the ground running. (Sore muscles, you’re welcome.)
Before you jump into Copeland’s 10-move warmup, you need to prep correctly (yes, it’s sort of like the warmup to the warmup, but stick with us). “You want to make sure you have the right running shoes for you, so find out whether you supinate or pronate,” Copeland says. FYI: Supinate means you add more weight to the outside of your feet with each step, whereas pronate means you add more weight to the inside of your feet.
The final (but arguably most vital) portion of your warmup prep is music. Copeland prefers to slide on a pair of Bose Frames Tempo—bluetooth audio sunglasses that allow you to hear your go-to running tunes as well as your surroundings at the same time. Plus, they’re sweat- and weather-resistant, so no matter how much sunshine is beating down, your music (and eyes) are covered.