Then he does an obstacle course to limber up, or some endurance work on the treadmill.
And then he made each player take a good rubbing down and just enough exercise to limber up his muscles.
Either we will gloriously take them, or they will limber up and scamper after Jackson.
Many curious eyes watched them limber up their arms for the work before them.
Seeing the day was lost, we were ordered to limber up and leave.
A snake who had lain torpid all winter in his hole took advantage of the first warm day to limber up for the spring campaign.
"I believe I'll get out and limber up a little," I said, rising from my seat.
It is like boxing gloves or a punching bag, a thing that serves its turn to limber up your brain.
Then it's "limber up" and forward, and their attention is paid to another little range further on.
I had a tough week of it off with Judge Baker, and then to limber up my brain I took a little outing with some of the boys.
"pliant, flexible," 1560s, of uncertain origin, possibly from limb (n.1) on notion of supple boughs of a tree [Barnhart], or from limp "flaccid" [Skeat], or somehow from Middle English lymer "shaft of a cart" (see limber (n.)), but the late appearance of the -b- in that word argues against it. Related: Limberness. Dryden used limber-ham (see ham (n.1) in the "joint" sense) as a name for a character "perswaded by what is last said to him, and changing next word."
"detachable forepart of a gun carriage," 1620s, from Middle English lymer (early 15c.), earlier lymon (c.1400), probably from Old French limon "shaft," a word perhaps of Celtic origin, or possibly from Germanic and related to limb (n.1). Hence, limber (v.) "to attach a limber to a gun" (1843). Cf. related Spanish limon "shaft," leman "helmsman."
1748, from limber (adj.). Related: Limbered; limbering.