Before my injury, I rarely warmed up. I didn’t take the necessary time to prep my body for heavy lifting. After my injury and going through my recovery process with Active Life, I understand the importance of a proper warm-up. I now treat my warm-ups just as, if not more important, than the rest of my training session.

This is a great example of a warm-up you can do before deadlift day at your gym. The Cat / Cow will get your T-spine loose, the Bird Dog Hold will activate your core while increasing its stiffness and stability, and the KB High Hip Deadlift will get your hamstrings mobile and activated.

Give it a try! Your body will thank you.

Here’s how to perform Cat Cow:

Here’s how to perform Bird Dog:

Here’s how to perform KB High Hip Deadlift: