Exercise preparation! The ultimate pre-workout warm up

Photography by Chris Lew | Model Bianca Cheah

Try these exercises before your next workout to ensure your body is warmed up from head-to-toe!

Squat Matrix

Start squatting with your toes straight and knees straight. Then squat with your toes out and knees out. Followed by a squat with your toes in and knees straight. Do six reps of each foot position.

Lunge matrix

Forward lunge, lateral lunge and transverse lunge. Imagine a clock face stepping to 5 o’clock and 7 o’clock. Alternate legs, six in each direction. Reach in different directions to increase the stretch. Do six reps of each move per side.

Plank matrix

Begin in a plank position and move with an arm rotation, ensuring your hips and chest move at the same speed. Then return to the plank position and drive your knee drive to your chest. Lastly, do a push up. Do six reps on each side.

Jump matrix

Do two footed jumps forward and back and side-to-side in rotation. Aim for a soft landing like a spring and do six jumps in each direction.

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Greg has made it his fight to bring professionalism back to exercise. With a university degree in Human Movement and working with elite level athletes, Greg’s knowledge and experience is leading the way. Greg is the founder of Better Being, Australia’s only team of university qualified personal trainers delivering health solutions that suit your busy corporate life. Today, Greg continues to support the health and wellbeing of corporate executives and celebrities. He also educates trainers and regularly contributes to national publications and TV shows including Men’s Health, Sky Business and The Morning Show. Greg was awarded the 2011 Australian Exercise Professional of the Year finalist and is a proud ambassador for lululemon athletica. He has also established a charity, Active Kids, which aims to overcome childhood obesity and physical inactivity in Australia. Greg’s passion is to create ways to inspire, educate and motivate people to build a happy and healthy life.