If you have ever been injured, you probably understand the value of warming up correctly before a workout. But a lot of people rush warm-up exercises because they can be time-consuming.

Believe us, and do your body a favour. If you want those gains, take the time to prep for your workout. With warmups, you can get the blood flowing to your muscles, target and activate the muscle groups you want to use during your workout, and engage your sympathetic nervous system which helps with focus and stamina. Warming up your muscles may also lessen the risk for injury as these exercises increase joint lubrication.

We get it, you're eager to get started with your workout. But failing to warm up can risk your safety and the effectiveness of your training session. Learn the best warm-up exercises from Melbourne’s top fitness experts. Check out our tutorials below!