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Get Ready To Run With These 5 Dynamic Warm-Up Moves

Carioca (Grapevine)

Named for a Brazilian dance, this is another sideways movement. Step your right foot in front of your left, step out to the side with your left foot, cross your right foot behind your left foot and step out again with your left. Repeat this pattern while focusing on a good twisting stretch in your hips and core. Continue for about 20 to 40 yards. Switch sides and perform for about the same distance.

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Nicki Miller

Nicki Miller

Nicki Miller is the managing editor for Women's Running and spearheads our nutrition coverage. She’s an avid runner but also loves cycling (both on and off-road), yoga and all kinds of crazy videos to do at home. Formerly the editor of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, Nicki started her journalism career at The Washington Post. Her first races were duathlons (run, bike, run) in her twenties with her husband, and then triathlons, completing the White Lake Half Ironman in North Carolina. Since joining Women’s Running in 2013, she’s been more focused on half marathons and trail running. Some of her proudest moments have been running the Boston Marathon (first 26.2), and becoming an RRCA certified running coach and helping others take up the sport.