Do you know what the single most important thing in your workout routine is? Hint: It’s not the amount of weight you lift or how fast you run. Believe it or not, it’s your warm up. Those five to 10 minutes before you really get going can actually make or break your progress. Keep reading to learn why the warm up is so important, and how to properly incorporate it into your workout.
What’s The Point Of Warming Up?
You work hard to lose weight or stay in shape, right? The last thing you need is an injury sidelining you for weeks or months at a time, hindering any progress you’ve made. Doing a proper warm up before EACH sweat session loosens your muscles, thus preventing injury. Here are some other reasons to get in those warm ups:
What Do I Need To Know About Warming Up?
Doing a few minutes of static stretching is not enough to actually warm up your body in preparation for intense exercise. The point of the warm up is to do exactly what it says: increase the temperature of your muscles. To do so, you need to gradually work up to your main intensity goal. To make the most of your warm up, keep the following tips in mind:
Working with a professional is a great way to make sure you’re getting the best warm up for your specific fitness level and goals. Personal trainer Ralph Roberts can design a plan to meet your needs and keep you in the game. To learn more, give him a call today.
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