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Warm up essentials: Jogging

The most important part of a warm up is mimicking the motions and movements you go through on the pitch, but at a lighter intensity to ease your body into what will be a period of intense activity.

Jogging, while a simple activity, is ideal for getting the blood pumping through your legs, and preparing you effectively.

“Neglecting something as simple as jogging gives you a greater chance of picking up an injury,” says Tony Daley, head of first team performance at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

“If done correctly, it will enhance your performance and help you prevent injuries.”

In the video above, Daley talks you through some basic jogging exercises…

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Also see:
Warm up essentials: Fire up your glutes – part one
Warm up essentials: Fire up your glutes – part two
Warm up essentials: Fire up your glutes – part three
Warm up essentials: Skipping
Warm up essentials: Activate your hips
Warm up essentials: Balance and co-ordination
Warm up essentials: Explosive movements
Warm up essentials: Change of direction
Warm up essentials: Speed, agility, quickness

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Huw was on the FourFourTwo staff from 2009 to 2015, ultimately as the magazine's Managing Editor, before becoming a freelancer and moving to Wales. As a writer, editor and tragic statto, he still contributes regularly to FFT in print and online, though as a match-going #WalesAway fan, he left a small chunk of his brain on one of many bus journeys across France in 2016.