Learn gymnastics warm ups that focus more on cardio gymnastics in this free instructional video on gymnastics warm-ups.
Hi! I’m Heather McCanna. In this clip, we will be discussing gymnastics warm-ups, specifically cardio warm-up. The first thing to do when you’re going to stretch is to make sure that your body is loose and limber. You need to ensure that this happens by warming up, by getting your blood pumping and by really moving vigorously. The best way to do this is to jog in place. If you don’t have an area to actually run around in, such as your own home or a small gym, you can simply jog in place for say 2 or 3 minutes. The best way to do this is to ensure that your arms are actually getting into the movement of your body, to make sure that you get the best range of motion possible. Now, try to lift your knees as close to horizontal as you can and continue this for about 2-3 minutes. Once you finish this, go straight into a high heel kick, in which you let your knees drop down lower and you continue to pull your heels closer to the midsection of your body. Now, throughout this process, you want to continue moving your arms as vigorously as possible to keep your heart rate up. After you’ve done both of those for about 2-3 minutes each, you need to go straight into jumping jacks. Perform about 50-60 of these, making sure that your range of motion is as large as possible and also try to continue breathing at a normal pace. Try not to talk, as I’m doing here because it’s best when you warm up to really focus on the exercises that you’re doing. Whenever you’ve completed 50-60 of these jumping jacks, you should stop, take a deep breath and prepare for your stretches.
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