Tim McComsey, owner of TRyM Fitness, personal trainer, and friendly fitness example, talks to us about warm ups. A good warm up is always important as it keeps you from hurting yourself during your workouts, sports events, play time, or competitions. Too often people think that a warm up is just doing a few stretches, but these static stretches can actually increase the risk of injury when done before physical activity. Stick to dynamic exercises to warm up and save the stretches for after you finish your workout. Dynamic exercises warm up the entire body and get the heart pumping too. These warm ups mean you also burn more calories. What are a few good warm up exercises? Walking lunges, back lunge twists, leg swings, hip openers, and shoulder circles are a good start that will have you ready for just about anything.