Your Morning Pre-Run Warm-Up

Six dynamic drills that set the tone for strong a.m. miles

Early in the morning, it’s all too easy to skip your warm-up. But five minutes of movement prep can help you finish a jog feeling stronger, faster, and fitter. “By easing your way into every workout and striving for more efficient movement in all of your joints before you begin, you’ll be able to perform at a higher level and reduce your risk of injury, no matter what you’re doing,” says Josh Stolz, a New York City-based trainer.

Start by tackling one or two of these exercises then continue to build onto your pre-run routine by tacking another move on each week.