In my #1 best-selling book The 90-Day Home Workout Plan, I cover the essential parts of a workout. Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to share small excerpts from the book; discussing the five vital components to a workout. I’ll start with what I believe is the most overlooked and underestimated portion of any good workout – the warm up.

The First Vital Component to a Workout: Warm Up

The first 10 minutes of every workout should be about moving your body. Simply get the blood pumping and mentally prepare yourself for the workout. Never skip this component, because the warm up is crucial to get the most out of your routine. When you properly warm up before a workout, you can expect to recover quicker and decrease the likelihood of injury.

For the first 2 minutes, exercise slowly and gradually increase your pace with each minute to the full 10 minutes. Your exercise pace should be enough that you can carry a conversation and break a sweat. Once you finish the warm up, avoid the temptation to procrastinate. Get into the next two key components of the workout!

I’ll cover the next vital component of a workout for weight loss this Thursday. Remember to scroll up and subscribe to this blog for post notifications so you don’t miss a single post.

Until then, take care of yourself and be happy!

(Excerpt also featured in The Ultimate Home Workout Plan Bundle)

This blog post proposes exercise recommendations and all readers should consult a qualified medical professional before starting this or any other health & fitness program. As with any exercise program, if you experience any discomfort, pain or duress, stop immediately and consult your doctor. The author of this blog post disclaims any liabilities or losses in connection with the exercises or advice herein. Any equipment or workout area used should be thoroughly inspected in advance as free of danger, flaw or compromise. The user assumes all responsibility when performing any movements contained in this blog and waives the equipment manufacturer, makers, and distributors of the equipment of all liabilities.