Cardio Warm Up for Lower Body Strength Workouts

5 Min • Lower Body
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    • Training Type Warm Up/Cool Down
    • Equipment No Equipment


    Designed specifically with lower body workouts in mind, this quick cardio warm up uses many of the motions that you'll find in our favorite butt and thigh workouts; deadlifts, squats, lunges and more.

    You can use this routine as a warm up for a strength or HIIT workout, or you can use this as a quick burst of movement during otherwise sedentary periods. For example, if you've been sitting at your work desk for too long, doing a short but sweet round of bodyweight moves can not only benefit the health of your body, it can also help improve your focus and productivity. Even just a few minutes of activity can go a long ways towards your health and your mood.

    Workout Structure
    25 Seconds each; no rest
    No equipment (optional dumbbells if you're already warmed up)
    5 Minutes

    Warm Up Workout (25 Seconds Each)
    Jog in Place
    Hip Openers
    Toe Touch Kicks
    Cross Toe Touches
    Single Leg Deadlift
    Forward Lunge
    Reverse Lunge
    Side Lunge
    Squat + Jump Squat

    Once you've finished this warm up workout, follow it up with one of our favorite butt & thigh workouts: