Warming up may seem like a small an insignificant step
before working out, however it is extremely important.
Whether you're preparing for a big game or you simply
want to go for a jog, your body needs to stretch before
Warming up prepares the muscles for physical activity.
The typical warm up should include light aerobic
activity like: jogging in place, jumping jacks, &
slow-speed treadmill walking. You should also stretch
each muscle group that you will be working out. Give
your body at least 3-5 minutes to warm up. After you're
done, your body will be ready for the fun workout
It improves flexibility -
The soft tissues of the muscles increase in elasticity.
It improves strength
- The motor units of the muscles are stimulated and
prepared for a heavy workload.
It increases blood
flow - Exercise-related problems are reduced
by the increase in coronary blood flow.
It reduces fatigue
- Warm ups prevent early lactic-acid buildup and fatigue
that could shorten your workout.