Mini Workouts Throughout the Day
Aside from my normal scheduled workouts, I incorporate what I call "cardio mini workouts" on a daily basis - whether it be using the stairs, parking my car farther away from store, speedwalking through the mall, or walking to pick up lunch during work at far away restaurant (at least 15 minutes).
However, I've been noticing a lot of articles in fitness magazines & on-line lately taking it one step further - calf raises while standing in the line at the bank, squats while brushing your teeth, lunges with weights in the hallway, push-ups in the kitchen while waiting for the water to boil, etc.
I'm all for incorporating more activity throughout my day. However, I'm concerned about doing these types of strength-training moves because none of the articles I've read address the issue of warming up.
Is it just me or shouldn't you warm up before attempting any of these moves to prevent injury? Or can you skip the warm up because you're only doing one move? Or would you suggest doing these workouts later in the day because your body is already warmed up? I would appreciate any insight you may have on this subject.