There are quick warm-ups (see The Best 2-Minute Warm-up) which are perfect when you’re feeling good and injury-free or injury-worry-free. But how should you prepare for a run when you’re worried about that niggle in your knee, or wondering if your Achilles will play up again this week?
This warm-up, advocated by Chi Running instructors, is great because it targets each area of your body through seven movements. You can (and should) do it all but if you’re pushed for time you can just home in on the area that you particularly need, be that ankle, knee, back, etc.
But remember, if you are injured then don’t run before taking advice from a physio.
These are exercises that we've found very useful and want to share with our customers. But we're not certified instructors. Always consult your specialist before beginning any exercise programme. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider.