Last Spring I was invited to do a presentation for the Collingwood Garden Club. As part of the presentation I introduced a basic Gardeners Warm-up. Given that Spring is here and many of you are heading out to your gardens, I thought this would be a good time to share it again. Here is the post from last Spring:
Many of you are avid gardeners and some of you do it because it is part of your household chores. Either way it is a good idea to start to practice a basic warm-up before you start lifting, digging and bending over.
Here is a basic warm-up series I presented to the Collingwood Gardening Club last month. I hope you find it helpful and can start to add it to your gardening practice.
The purpose of the warm-up prior to doing any gardening is to increase blood flow to the muscles you are about to use and to prime or prep them for the necessary movements involved in your upcoming tasks. You will want to spend about 5-10 minutes warming up.
- March in place – do about 20 marching steps, with big high knees and swing your arms.
- Walk laps around your yard/garden, continue to march if you like.
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Thanks for this gardening warm-up Bonnie. I have printed it & will find it very helpful.
It is a good idea to do a little movement prep before heading to your garden. I actually love to do my morning workout and then straight to work in the garden.