This Dynamic Running Warm-Up Takes Less Than 5 Minutes A recent study shows these five exercises can improve your running performance. Extend the lower part of the leg out so that it's as straight as possible. The How-To: Start in perfect running position. Prime your body with this quick sequence of moves to get your body ready for jogging. Raise your knee to form a 90-degree angle. More: 10 Tips for Pre-Run Warm-Ups. Stay on the balls of your feet. 11 Fun PE Warm Up Games and Exercises for Kids November 27, 2019 August 19, 2018 by Tony Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I get a commission if you decide to purchase through my links, at no cost to you. In one quick motion, pull the leg down to the ground, remembering to keep your leg straight. By Cindy Kuzma and Runner's World Editors Warm up before a run with this 5-minute warmup for runners.