Warming Up

Health by G&G

Why should you warm up before exercise?

Just think of your muscles like rubber bands.

If you spend all day sitting at a desk, hunched over a keyboard, those rubber bands have gone almost completely unused.  Now, combine this lack of movement with some cold winter weather – your bands are now extra tight and constricted.  Then, go to a gym and immediately start lifting heavy weights or sprinting really fast – those cold, unstretched rubber bands get pulled apart very quickly and will snap.

So, what about just regular, static stretching then? Unfortunately, just doing static stretching before a workout can overextend those muscles and actually rob them of the power and strength necessary for your actual workout.

That’s why you need to get some dynamic warm-ups going!

Think of it like a preparing for your muscles. By jumping around and getting your muscles loose, active, warm, and ready…

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