To stretch or not to stretch before you train? That is a common question of fitness fanatics. While there isn’t complete agreement amongst researchers, most agree that dynamic stretches (rather than static) are the best way to go. (Save the static stretches for post-workout). Dynamic stretches are a series of movements that will increase core body temperature, warm up your muscles and improve joint mobility.
In this week’s Keep It Fresh, 2013 IFBB Bikini Olympia Champion Ashley Kaltwasser and her coach IFBB Pro Summer Montabone, CSCS share a DYNAMIC WARM-UP that’ll get your body ready to work–no matter what kind of training you have planned. Watch this video and give Ashley’s pre-workout ritual a try this week!
Video shot on location at Summer’s Fitness: Home of Team VIP. In addition to being an IFBB Pro, Summer Montabone is NSCA- CSCS certified and certified prenatal instructor. Summer is an advocate for wellness and seeing her clients live healthier lives, and Summer’s Fitness is the vehicle through which Summer changes people’s lives for the better. Summer is the founder of MySpeedCoach.com, comprehensive sports performance and Speed & Agility training, which offers not only developmentally appropriate middle and high school programs, but elite training for professional athletes, as well. In addition, she has founded Team VIP (Very Impressive Physique), which preps physique athletes for competition.