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Why I Love the Lunge Warm Up

I have had the honor of working at the Boulder Running Camps in Colorado for the past two weeks, founded and directed by the amazing Coach Jay Johnson, who is featured on the ROO Podcast #27.

We teach committed high school runners numerous elements for improving their running. One of my favorite exercises I have learned at the camp is The Lunge Warm Up, which Coach Johnson advocates before every run and is based on Physical Therapist Gary Gray’s Lunge Matrix.

Three reasons why I love it?

  1. Takes less than 5 minutes— short and sweet!
  2. Moves through all three essential planes of movement— runners often overlook anything but forwards motion.
  3. Turns on your glutes— you will have to try it to find out!


Learn the Lunge Warm Up:  YouTube video