Full-Body Mobility Warm-Up Routine

warm-up routine

It’s Mobility Monday and I’m back with another mobility routine for you. This is a full-body mobility warm-up routine, and it’s perfect to do before exercising or by itself on a day when you need to move a bit but aren’t in the mood for a full workout.

This is a full-body mobility routine, but it places a big emphasis on the upper body. There are a lot of drills for your shoulders, upper back, and mid-back. It’s a great option for anyone who struggles with upper-crossed syndrome and posture issues.

Here’s a breakdown of each mobility warm-up drill.

Seated Cat-Cow

I love this exercise for warming up the spine and loosening up the shoulders.

Start by sitting in a cross-legged position with your back straight and hands on your knees.

As you inhale, arch your back and raise your chin toward the ceiling. Exhale and round your back, tucking your chin in toward your chest.

Repeat 10 times and complete 2-3 rounds.

Side Reach to Reverse Prayer

Stay in this seated position and extend your arms out toward the side.

Slowly bring your hands behind you and touch your palms together. Hold this position for a second, then reverse the movement and extend your hands out to the side again.

If this is too difficult for you, touch your fists together behind your back instead of your palms.

Repeat 10 times and complete 2-3 rounds.

Single-Leg Downward Facing Dog to Pigeon

Start in downward facing dog position.

Raise one leg up toward the ceiling, then bring it forward into a pigeon pose (I break it down in this post).

Hold this pose for a second to stretch the hip, then push into the floor and reverse the movement so you’re back in a single-legged downward facing dog position once again.

Repeat on the opposite side and complete 10 times. Complete 2-3 rounds.

Try This Full-Body Mobility Warm-Up Routine Today

There you go — three moves that will get you all warmed up for your next workout.

If you try this warm-up routine, please let me know in the comments down below. I’d love to hear how it goes!

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