Warming up before a run is an absolute must. Viktor Röthlin shows us some effective warm-up exercises.
During a warm-up, you should focus primarily on your joints. Circular movements stimulate the production of synovial fluid and prepare your joints for the impending exertion. Then you can get your body warmed up and your blood pumping with around three minutes of brisk walking — now you’re ready to run! “During my career I ran around the earth the equivalent of three and a half times and never had problems with my joints,” says Viktor Röthlin.You should never stretch before a run as this relaxes the muscles instead of stimulating them and can lead to injuries.