Never Skip Another Warm Up Again !!

Warm up, why its soo important ?

The number one reason a warm up is needed is to prevent injuries while working out. Lets take a look at what happens when you warm up. When a warm up takes place your muscles and joints finally get some movement and get warmed up. Think about it all day you do basic things and a good way to prepare the muscles for intense use is to warm them up. How it works is it increases the body’s core temperature causing the muscles and joints to loosen up. But thats not it, the heart rate goes up increasing your blood flow to the muscles allowing oxygen to be circulated faster.  At this point you are less likely to suffer from any injuries while working out.

What should a good warm up consist of ?

A warm up should always include medium to fast pace Cardio to get your heart rate up. Just remember dont make it too intense as its just a warm up, your not trying to sweat like a grizzly bear. A general warm up should be anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes depending on the pace of it. The second part of a warm up involves stretching. Before you get into your workout routine light to moderate stretching is a good idea to fully loosen up all those muscles. As for the joints do a circular rotation for all of them. Some joints would be the shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, ankles and wrists. After this you are ready to work out.

Heres a list of good exercises to do for a warm up

Jumping Jacks
Jump Rope
Bike
Walk/Jog
Burpees
Elliptical
High Knees
High Jumps

There’s plenty more but these are the ones i use so i thought id share them with everyone. Remember guys never skip a warm up !! I have made a bad mistake of not warming up properly before maxing on bench and now i have to deal with a slight shoulder pain. Even though the pain is light it gets annoying as every time i bench i feel it. Dont be a fool like me, do your warm ups !!

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