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General Warm Ups
The general warm-up should begin with joint-rotations, starting either from your toes and working your way up, or from your fingers and working your way down. This facilitates joint motion by lubricating the entire joint with synovial fluid. Such lubrication permits your joints to function more easily when called upon to participate in your athletic activity. You should perform slow circular movements, both clockwise and counter-clockwise, until the joint seems to move smoothly. You should rotate the following (in the order given, or in the reverse order):
fingers and knuckles
wrists
elbows
shoulders
neck
trunk/waist
hips
legs
knees
ankles
toes
After you have performed the joint rotations, you should engage in at least five minutes of aerobic activity such as jogging, jumping rope, or any other activity that will cause a similar increase in your cardiovascular output (i.e., get your blood pumping). The purpose of this is to raise your core body temperature and get your blood flowing. Increased blood flow in the muscles improves muscle performance and flexibility and reduces the likelihood of injury.
Once the general warm-up has been completed, the muscles are warmer and more elastic. Immediately following your general warm-up, you should engage in some slow, relaxed, static stretching. You should start with your back, followed by your upper body and lower body, stretching your muscles in the following order :
back
sides (external obliques)
neck
forearms and wrists
triceps
chest
buttocks
groin (adductors)
thighs (quadriceps and abductors)
calves
shins
hamstrings
instep
Some good static stretches for these various muscles may be found in most books about stretching.
Once you have performed your static stretches, you should engage in some light dynamic stretching: leg-raises, and arm-swings in all directions . According to Kurz, you should do "as many sets as it takes to reach your maximum range of motion in any given direction", but do not work your muscles to the point of fatigue. Remember -- this is just a warm-up, the real workout comes later.
Some people are surprised to find that dynamic stretching has a place in the warm-up. But think about it: you are "warming up" for a workout that is (usually) going to involve a lot of dynamic activity. It makes sense that you should perform some dynamic exercises to increase your dynamic flexibility.
As a general rule, you should usually do the following when putting together a stretching routine:
   stretch your back (upper and lower) first
   stretch your sides after stretching your back
   stretch your buttocks before stretching your groin or your hamstrings
   stretch your calves before stretching your hamstrings
   stretch your shins before stretching your quadriceps (if you do shin stretches)
   stretch your arms before stretching your chest