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Warming Up to Avoid Getting Let Down

April 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 139

One of the defining factors of the workout is the warm up. Different people place different importance on this. My gym partner doesn't believe in it at all, much to my dismay. He jumps on the Treadmill with an 'I'll warm up while I am running' and is off. However, after 3 years of gymnastics training I know the importance of the warm up and the huge difference it makes on a session. Granted you are not necessarily going to instantly pull a muscle if you don't stretch, but that's not all there is too it. You help get the blood flowing, increase the elasticity of muscles and so much more.

After all is a 'warm up' it gets you ready for the exercise ahead. Allows your body to adapt to the change of pace it is about to be put through.

As well as this there is also the psychological aspect as well, which is different for everyone, for me it is a time to look around and plan the workout for others it's the start of the controlled breathing.

There are so many different warm ups for different effects it would be an endless list. But a few key pointers are;

Hold all stretches for 8-10 seconds.

Even if you aren't using that muscle group then still warm it up, it takes a few seconds but can save days of injury.

Spend 5-10 minutes on the full warm up.

I know these are common sense but it scares me the amount of people I see go changing room - flat out run on the Treadmills - changing room. That massive burst of stress isn't good for you, whether it's an immediate effect or long-term effects.

I know there will always be people that won't agree. People who have been working out for years and have never warmed up. But this is something that shouldn't be dismissed. I have been out for months with some serious injuries that could have been easily avoided if I had done a concise warm up.

In conclusion the ultimate decision lies with the people who are going to exercise. But I know that since I have changed my attitudes to warming up I have been injury free and feel good even after a long run. So if I can help one person change their attitudes too, then I will be more than content!

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