The more attention your pre-workout warm-ups deserve.

It’s an obvious one, but it’s easy to half-bake the warm-up when you just need to get the workout itself over and done with.

But the warm-up serves a purpose beyond just getting, well, warmed up. There’s more to it than just increasing the muscle and joint temperature to avoid strains and other annoying things.

You’re also preparing the nervous system for the workout. And ideally, the warm-up acts like a practice round for some of the movements you’re about to do in the workout.

Without those two, you’re not getting the most out of your workout.

The training time’s already precious for most of us. Might as well make it count.