ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Upper Body Dynamic Warm-Up

Updated on January 6, 2016

This is the third part of my three part series on dynamic warm-ups. You can check out the first part on why you should do a dynamic warm-up here. You can also see my lower body dynamic warm-up here.

Source

Examples of Upper Body Dynamic Warm-Up Routines

Last week I published an article that I intended to incorporate both upper and lower body dynamic warm-up exercises. I decided that article would be too cumbersome and hard to search.

Below you will find examples of different upper body dynamic warm-ups. There is no set order to perform this is nor do you have to perform all of these. This is a helpful guide for those who want to improve their fitness and performance.



Upper Body Dynamic Warm-Up Exercises

The list of exercises is meant to be a la carte and in no particular order.

Arm Circles

Source

Arm Circles

These are great to warm up most of the shoulder complex. You should do these for 15 seconds forwards and back, small and big circles. You can keep your hands up, straight, or down.

Shoulder Rolls

Source

Shoulder Rolls

These are great for activating your shoulder blade muscles and some neck muscles. Besides using these for a warm up these are great to do when you are sitting for long periods of time. These help reduce the stiff neck and tight pecs.

Arm Swings or Huggers

Source

Arm Swings or Huggers

This exercise really helps to open up the chest. Most of us have tight chest muscles due to over training with bench press or through a job that generally has us in a hunched position. This one is great to do after shoulder rolls.

Back Twists

Source

Back Twists

This is another great exercise to warm up your entire back. With this exercise the key is not to jerk or move too fast through this exercise. Moving too fast can lead to a serious injury.





Neck Rolls

Source

Neck Rolls

One of the final exercises you can do to warm-up your upper body are neck rolls. Start with your head down and roll in full circles clockwise and counter clockwise. Just be careful not to go to fast. There is no need to get dizzy and fall over.

Jumping Jacks

Source

Jumping Jacks

This is a great total body warm-up. I love doing this one at the end of my warm-up. The key here is to land properly. Don't land straight legged and don't let your knees go past your toes.

Conculsion

In conclusion, these exercises will prepare you for a general workout or activity. You can mix and match from both the upper and lower body exercises to prepare you for activity.

© 2014 Trainer Joe

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)