Originally Posted by ravdeep
I do this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaYaOuSLLqc&t=216s
routine before my runs. And i run 5 days a week.
I'm just wondering if this extensive warm up routine is safe to do 5 times a week? safe as in i dont want to overtrain and leave my muscles exhausted and worn out.
This topic has been discussed many a times in this forum - one thread was 2 weeks or so ago (about stretching). Many of us do not do any pre-
warm up and stretching routine... just step outside and put yourself into 1st gear (or perhaps 0.4th or 0.5th gear) and go from there..that's the - I'd say "most natural" - warm up routine in itself.. we seem to have overcomplicated a basic discipline such as running requiring a complex warm up routine..
Had a look at that video - tbh, personally I think some of the moves are too risky on your "cold" hamstrings if done too vigorously.. and it does seem to go overboard. Cannot comment on your "overtrain" and "exhausted" parts - my comments were more "do I do any pre-routine" related.